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    I've got this videofile in one of my folders that makes explorer (not ie) crash everytime I open the folder.

    What's the shortcut to delete files instanntly without asking me for a confirmation?

    Or any other ideas on how I can remove the files from my hardisk without having to go in explorer?

    Thing is that every time i open the folder i only have 2-3 sec. time before everything freezes up and crashes.

    hmm...asspie

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    Shift+Delete

    Or use GiPo@MoveOnBoot. It will allow you to select any file/folder to be automatically deleted on the next boot. Great utility!
    Last edited by Skizo; 09-05-2006 at 12:18 AM.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Skizo View Post
    Shift+Delete

    Or use GiPo@MoveOnBoot. It will allow you to select any file/folder to be automatically deleted on the next boot. Great utility!
    Thanks.
    I'll try the Shift+Del first.

    I can't delete the whole folder because there's plenty of stuff in there that I still need and don't have a back-up of.

    hmm...asspie

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    Crap. That didn't work.

    The file I think is causing, is a vid that was in the middle of a conversion when I had to cancel the process. So my guess is that the half-converted file is somehow making it crash.

    explorer isn't using any ridiculous amount of memory though when I look at the processes and CPU is normal too.

    hmm...asspie

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    In Folder Options you'll see an option to show common tasks. Select the other option - classic folder view.
    Then you shoould be able to delete the file without Windows wanting to have a good look at it first.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chewie UK View Post
    In Folder Options you'll see an option to show common tasks. Select the other option - classic folder view.
    Then you shoould be able to delete the file without Windows wanting to have a good look at it first.
    Where do I find that option?

    Is it in the list with thumbs, List , Details, etc...?

    I hav a Dutch XP

    hmm...asspie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Filliz View Post
    Crap. That didn't work.

    The file I think is causing, is a vid that was in the middle of a conversion when I had to cancel the process. So my guess is that the half-converted file is somehow making it crash.

    explorer isn't using any ridiculous amount of memory though when I look at the processes and CPU is normal too.
    GiPo@MoveOnBoot will fix this in a snap, plus it's free!

    But if you wanna give Chewie's suggestion a try first, just open the window to where you see the problematic file, then go to Tools, and you'll see Folder Options.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Skizo View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Filliz View Post
    Crap. That didn't work.

    The file I think is causing, is a vid that was in the middle of a conversion when I had to cancel the process. So my guess is that the half-converted file is somehow making it crash.

    explorer isn't using any ridiculous amount of memory though when I look at the processes and CPU is normal too.
    GiPo@MoveOnBoot will fix this in a snap, plus it's free!

    But if you wanna give Chewie's suggestion a try first, just open the window to where you see the problematic file, then go to Tools, and you'll see Folder Options.
    Yeah, found it after I posted it.
    Does that GiPo@MoveOnBoot delete single files as well? Because I don't want to delete the whole folder it's in.

    hmm...asspie

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    Ok, giopo can't help me either because I have to right-click on the file to remove it on next boot.

    Anyway, I just searched for the file in Windows hoping I could delete it that way but it makes the search window crash too.
    At least now I know for sure it's the file I thought it was though.

    hmm...asspie

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    Well F*ck Me! I uninstalled the software I used for the conversion and everything's back to normal now .

    Damn .flv decoders suck bawlls.

    Sorry about the tripple post btw.

    hmm...asspie

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