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Can't delete an .asf extension file

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  • I recorded a video clip using VLC video player. The player created a .asf extension file in my Videos folder. This file can't be changed moved or deleted. Any ideas?

    Many thanks

    Friday, October 12, 2012 5:16 AM

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  • Is that on a Windows Home Server or on a normal Windows PC?

    If the later, you are off topic here.

    Did you attempt already a reboot to ensure, that no file locks are open any more from running or crashed programs?

    Best greetings from Germany
    Olaf

    Friday, October 12, 2012 1:13 PM
  • Thank you Olaf

    I'm using a normal Windows PC

    Aparently the file that can't be deleted prevents accessing other folders. Restarting the computer helps for a while

    Please advise

    Thanks

    Saturday, October 13, 2012 2:20 PM
  • Could it be, that the recording is not ended yet? ASF is kind of a streaming file, so if your recording still runs (or hangs in the background), that would be definitively a reason, why the file cannot be deleted.

    Since this is not a Windows Home Server topic, but about a 3rd party application, I recommend to take a look into the documentation or the forums discussing this 3rd party application.

    Best greetings from Germany
    Olaf

    Monday, October 15, 2012 3:30 PM