Unable to delete video file from Desktop


  1. Posts : 12
    Windows 10 Home
       #1

    Unable to delete video file from Desktop


    Windows Home Version 22H2 (OS Build 19045.2604)

    I have a slightly unusual problem that I have never come across before. I temporarily downloaded a file from my dashcam to my Windows desktop so I could edit it but I now find that I am unable to delete the file, either by right clicking and selecting 'Delete' or highlighting the file and using the 'Delete' key. Nothing happens! One thing to mention that may help is that the file refused to load into Windows Moviemaker which I was going to use for the edit and I had to use the dashcam's own software to do that so I'm assuming the file is corrupted is some way, but how this prevents me from deleting it I am puzzled.

    The file is a 5 minute clip and is 927Mb in size and I have cleared out the Recycle Bin but still no joy. Does anyone have any idea what is going on and how I can get rid of this file please?
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  2. Posts : 4,791
    Windows 11 Pro 64 Bit 22H2
       #2

    There are a few Unlock Apps like LockHunter and Unlocker run one of these apps to unlock and delete.
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  3. Posts : 23,242
    Win 10 Home ♦♦♦19045.4291 (x64) [22H2]
       #3

    I usually just reboot into Safe Mode to delete files that can't be deleted normally.
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  4. Posts : 16,946
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.4170
       #4

    You're not even getting an error message saying that the file cannot be found?

    Denis
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  5. Posts : 12
    Windows 10 Home
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Ghot said:
    I usually just reboot into Safe Mode to delete files that can't be deleted normally.
    Many thanks - I was able to delete it in Safe Mode.
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  6. Posts : 23,242
    Win 10 Home ♦♦♦19045.4291 (x64) [22H2]
       #6

    shalebing said:
    Many thanks - I was able to delete it in Safe Mode.


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