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Fri 21/02/03 at 01:40
Regular
Posts: 787
Got a little problem here!

I was just cleaning up my computer for some free space.
Mostly music.

There is a certain file.. roughly 89MB, which I can't delete. If I click on it just once, my computer freezes. If I double click it, still the same effect as before. It is a music file.

I can't get around this problem. I've also tried searching for it on my hard drive and it finds no results.

Anyone know what to do and how to delete it?

Thanks.
Thu 27/02/03 at 18:38
Regular
"Eff, you see, kay?"
Posts: 14,156
You don't execute MP3s, they're decoded by your MP3 codec then played.
Thu 27/02/03 at 18:28
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"Tornado Of Souls"
Posts: 5,680
Arsen_Ist wrote:
> Files of this size often have an uninstall link instead of a delete
> link, this is because you may have deleted other files needed to play
> this file. Try right clicking on the file and if it does have a link
> then click it.

Um, since a music file technically executes, but doesn't install, isn't it impossible to uninstall? I mean, I've never seen an uninstall link for any of my mp3's :P
Thu 27/02/03 at 18:11
Regular
"cachoo"
Posts: 7,037
Uninstall a music album?!
Thu 27/02/03 at 18:04
Regular
Posts: 16
Ms NY wrote:
> freeola-moderator wrote:
> It is probably only deleting one of the files that is causing the
> problem.
>
> If you try deleting the files say 10 at a time, you should be able
> to
> delete most of them and just leave you with the file/files that are
> causing the problem.
>
>
> Thank you so much! Did that, froze just once but it deleted. Glad I
> got rid of that now.
>
>
> Bob_The_Moose wrote:
> >What kind of music file's 89 MB anyway?
>
> An album.

Files of this size often have an uninstall link instead of a delete link, this is because you may have deleted other files needed to play this file. Try right clicking on the file and if it does have a link then click it.
Sat 22/02/03 at 10:48
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"Cigar smoker"
Posts: 7,885
Goto www.winmx.com better than kazaa and a smaller install.
Sat 22/02/03 at 01:38
Regular
"cachoo"
Posts: 7,037
Somewhere other than Kazaa.
Sat 22/02/03 at 00:41
Regular
"How Handy."
Posts: 2,631
If we told you, we'd get banned..
Fri 21/02/03 at 14:02
Regular
"cachoo"
Posts: 7,037
And thank you to the rest of you who offered help!
:D
Fri 21/02/03 at 14:01
Regular
"cachoo"
Posts: 7,037
freeola-moderator wrote:
> It is probably only deleting one of the files that is causing the
> problem.
>
> If you try deleting the files say 10 at a time, you should be able to
> delete most of them and just leave you with the file/files that are
> causing the problem.


Thank you so much! Did that, froze just once but it deleted. Glad I got rid of that now.


Bob_The_Moose wrote:
>What kind of music file's 89 MB anyway?

An album.
Fri 21/02/03 at 11:28
Regular
"Tornado Of Souls"
Posts: 5,680
What kind of music file's 89 MB anyway?

I just remembered that I had this problem with a file once, and what I did was get a few I wanted to delete, selected all of them at once (making sure that the problem file was not the first one selected), and pressed delete. And they all dissapeared no problem.

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