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October 19, 2010 9:47:08 AM

Hello, ineed sombdy to help me....
when i'm trying to delete some avi file n folder it will appear as "preparing to recycle....discovering item...."for along time,,,n it will never delete the item...

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October 19, 2010 12:35:15 PM

Reboot in safe mode. See if you can delete it then.
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October 19, 2010 1:44:47 PM

tobensg said:
Reboot in safe mode. See if you can delete it then.

^+1.
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a c 233 $ Windows 7
October 19, 2010 6:39:03 PM

Open up a command window and delete the old fashioned way: del <drive letter>:\<file path>\<filename>
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October 19, 2010 6:59:10 PM

Hawkeye22 said:
Open up a command window and delete the old fashioned way: del <drive letter>:\<file path>\<filename>

not for everybody, op might not be versed in such manners..
just try the safe mode first.
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a c 420 $ Windows 7
October 19, 2010 8:03:23 PM

use the malwarebytes file assassin!woprks great
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October 20, 2010 6:56:32 AM

verbalizer said:
not for everybody, op might not be versed in such manners..
just try the safe mode first.

could you tell me step by step on how to reboot from safe mode....? please idont know anything....
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a c 233 $ Windows 7
October 20, 2010 11:58:09 AM

To get into safe mode, boot your computer. When you hear the single beep, press (or hold) F8. It should boot to a menu selection. Choose safe mode.
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October 20, 2010 1:40:23 PM

how to boot???? when i restart my laptop,,, at the bottom of the screen it appear as f12 to boot.... when i press f12, there is no safe mood there... please....
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a c 233 $ Windows 7
October 20, 2010 2:28:06 PM

Ignore the F12. That is being shown by the BIOS. Use F8 and you'll get the windows boot menu.
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October 20, 2010 3:46:46 PM

syamdi said:
how to boot???? when i restart my laptop,,, at the bottom of the screen it appear as f12 to boot.... when i press f12, there is no safe mood there... please....

F8 bro.
F8..
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October 21, 2010 9:29:59 AM

it doesn't appear anything when i'm hold or press f8.... it just start the widows as usual.... please tell me how to do that.... i'm using windows7 home premium....
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a c 233 $ Windows 7
October 21, 2010 11:42:46 AM

Good call on the link malmental. Holding the F8 key after hearing the single BIOS beep usually works too, unless "report keyboard errors" is turned on in the bios, then you get the "keyboard stuck" error.

Yes, the timing can be a little tricky on pressing the F8 key. The link malmental posted will work for you.
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October 21, 2010 5:36:20 PM

thanz 4 da link,,,,,, now i can go to the safe mode..... so how to delete the folder and file once i go to the mode????
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October 21, 2010 5:44:09 PM

syamdi said:
thanz 4 da link,,,,,, now i can go to the safe mode..... so how to delete the folder and file once i go to the mode????

just got to it and right click then delete.
or if in recycle bin just empty recycle bin.
that should be it..

I'm glad the link helped.
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October 21, 2010 5:50:43 PM

i already delete the item from safe mode,,, but its not working,,,just appear as "preparing to recycle"....from"discovering item..."
any solution????
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a c 233 $ Windows 7
October 21, 2010 6:32:44 PM

File system corruption may also be a cause. Try running a chkdsk on it.

Open "my computer"
Right click on your drive and select properties.
Click/select the "tools" tab
At the top you will see error checking with a "check now" button.
Check off "automatically fix file system errors"
Click "start"

You may get a warning about this being a system disk or what not. Just tell it to run check disk on next reboot, then reboot the computer. It should run a check disk before booting into windows.

Now try deleting the file.
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October 21, 2010 6:37:17 PM

syamdi said:
Hello, ineed sombdy to help me....
when i'm trying to delete some avi file n folder it will appear as "preparing to recycle....discovering item...."for along time,,,n it will never delete the item...

what version of windows, i never did ask.?
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October 21, 2010 6:51:07 PM

i cant even rename the file in safe mode.....when i'm trying to rename... my laptop will hang untill i restart it over,,,,,so how????
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October 21, 2010 6:58:44 PM

total reformat of hdd and re-install windows.
odds are the file was corrupted or had hidden virus in the first place.
there might be a 'third-party' software removal program but that's something I neve had to worry about so I don't know.
your laptop my have the function to restore to it's original state, called destructive repair or something like that.
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a b $ Windows 7
October 21, 2010 6:59:54 PM

if it's an avi file, have you ever played it on your unit or it just hangs up.?
i have an idea..
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October 21, 2010 7:04:50 PM

the file can be played....alsso can be copy,,,,, but cannot be cut or delete......
i've also hve run the error check....and try to delete after tht,,,, but nothing happen,,, just like i've said b4,,,
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a b $ Windows 7
October 21, 2010 7:20:26 PM

can you right click on file go to properties and/or take ownership of it.?
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October 21, 2010 7:30:22 PM

the properties dosnt appear,,,,i've click it 4 many times...
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a c 233 $ Windows 7
October 21, 2010 8:16:10 PM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
use the malwarebytes file assassin!woprks great



It sounds like an ownership problem, a corrupt file, or virus/malware. You can try his suggestion or possibly log in as administrator and try deleting it.
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October 21, 2010 9:12:57 PM

Hawkeye22 said:
It sounds like an ownership problem, a corrupt file, or virus/malware. You can try his suggestion or possibly log in as administrator and try deleting it.

try it.
if that doesn't work then full- install of Windows.
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October 22, 2010 12:54:54 PM

thanz 4 all of u....coz trying to help me....
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a b $ Windows 7
October 22, 2010 1:10:48 PM

no problem..
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September 13, 2013 11:05:45 PM

I hate to necro this old thread but I had just went through a hassle trying to delete a file that wouldn't even delete in safe mode. I tried all answers posted that I could but cant stand dos. After searching the web for hours I found an answer that has not been posted here and worked great for me. I went to majorgeeks and got a program called move on boot (link at bottom of post). After I downloaded it, I installed it, I ran it as administrator, I right clicked in the middle of the window, I clicked delete file, and I targeted the file that was being troublesome. After that I told the program to restart windows and the file was gone.

http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/emco_moveonboot...
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September 21, 2013 2:13:46 AM

RUN > MSConfig > Services > (Arrange by Publisher) > Disable anything by APPLE

Then restart. I don't know what's the reason, but since I don't use Apple products, but having iTunes installed for their 'Genius' feature, I can afford to turn off anything 'Apple' at startup. In instances when I have forgotten to, I have issues like this, and slow startup.
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June 9, 2014 3:05:55 AM

I had exactly the same symptoms as described in this thread and applied ldc's solution (disable services by Apple). After that, I deleted the file permanently with shift-DEL, but it reappeared in the folder when I refreshed the view. So I restarted in safe mode and did a checkdisk. Finally, the file was gone for good when I restarted once again normally.

It appears that some software from Apple running in the background had left this media file open when I had to disconnect my USB drive without being able to eject it properly beforehand.

BTW, I'm not ashamed to post on an old thread if it can help others :-)
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June 24, 2014 4:43:48 PM

syamdi said:
Hello, ineed sombdy to help me....
when i'm trying to delete some avi file n folder it will appear as "preparing to recycle....discovering item...."for along time,,,n it will never delete the item...


Hi Syamdi You can try DuplicateFilesDeleter program. Thanks.
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August 15, 2014 1:08:18 AM

I just had this exact same problem with a file on Windows 7 and tried most of the solutions on this thread before finally finding a different solution that actually worked.

Malwarebytes File Assassin didn't work. I couldn't delete the file from Safe Mode or in a Command Prompt window using DOS (tried the DOS solution both in Safe Mode and after a normal boot)... Didn't get around to performing a chkdisk, but I doubt that would have worked... it didn't work for the original starter of this thread who had my exact same problem.

I was too scared to let Emco MoveOnBoot try to delete my file after a restart because it failed to delete the file without letting a restart happen first. I was afraid that prompting it to try and delete my file after a restart might make it impossible for me to boot my machine if it hung again on restart and then kept trying/hanging on each new restart attempt. (This scenario seemed all the more likely because File Assassin, which is another program that tries to delete locked files, had already failed to delete my file, and it hung while trying.)

I already had all services by Apple disabled when the problem first occurred, so that wasn't my problem.

This problem was not about the file being locked, which is probably why File Assassin and MoveOnBoot failed. This problem wasn't about getting an explicit error message about the file and/or system being corrupted.

Instead, the OS or any program that tried to delete the file just hung and ate up CPU cycles.

In my case, just opening the folder in Windows that contained the corrupted file would boost explorer.exe CPU load to between 95% and 100%!! And when you tried to delete the file with Windows, Windows explorer spent all its time trying to discover the item before it moved it to the recycle bin, and it never could do either.

Solution: Use Windows PowerShell to delete the file using DOS commands just as you would delete it from the command-line in a normal Command Prompt window. Using DOS commands to delete the file failed when I ran the commands from a normal Command Prompt window, but using DOS commands to delete the file was successful when I ran those same commands within a PowerShell window!! Woo hoo!! :D 

(Once you install Windows Powershell, just run it and use it in the same way you would use a normal Command Prompt window. And even if you've never done anything from the command-line, you should definitely learn how to execute the few simple DOS commands that you need (cd, dir, del) to get the job done. It's a lot easier and a ton less hassle than having to reformat your entire hard drive just to fix this problem!!)

Here's a link to a page with instructions and links for downloading and installing Windows PowerShell:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh847837.asp...

Good luck!!
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