How to solve large movie file problems ?


I downloaded a .avi movie file off the net recently. It is quite a large file, around 720MB. Now there is a major problem. Immediately after download, i tried renaming the file but there is always a popup that says: "Cannot rename/move/delete NAMED file: It is being used by another person or program. Close any programs that might be using the file and try again."

Problem is, no other program is using the file. I tried restarting, but the same thing still... I also pressed CTRL-ALT-DELETE and tried to search under applications to see if the file was indeed being used without my knowledge...

I am now very afraid that someone has put a hacking patch like Netbus or Back Orifice together with the file and might try to hack into my comp. But a virus scan also revealed no problems. My comp has slowed down considerably althought CPU Usage is still around 3-4% and it takes time for programs to load up...

What can I do? Please help me!!!


This question was answered on December 11, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

My suggestion is to erase the file and restart you machine and pray to some higher force that it works :)

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on December 11, 2003