How can I delete the left over files from DivX??

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  1. cheater87

    cheater87 Registered Member

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    C:\Program Files\DivX\DivX Player\WWsy67.ddc can't be deleted. I tried Unlocker and that didn't work either.
     
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    Tried safe mode and still failed and Unlocker won't delete it with reboot.
     
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    Have you tried using the other listed programs like MoveOnBoot?

    Another thing you could try is to boot from a linux livecd and delete the file that way.
     
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    Ubuntu and my graphics card don't get along.
     
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    Theres other distros you can try...

    Anyways have you tried the other programs? Or maybe you can use Unlocker to move or rename the file first, then delete it.
     
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    If nothing else works, you can remove the hard drive and install it in another PC as a slave drive and delete the files with that operating system.
    Rick
     
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    WSFuser's idea of MoveOnBoot is a good one.

    There is a page here which is worth a read for as well as MoveOnBoot, it also mentions the fact that DivX files can be stubborn to delete, and ways to approach the problem.

    http://www.softwarepatch.com/tips/howto-delete-xp.html
     
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    MoveOnBoot could not delete it. :mad: THIS FILE ANGERS ME!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Nope that failed to delete it as well. :mad: WHY WON'T THIS FOLDER GO AWAY!!!!!!
     
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    My DivX Player is v6.4.2 (I still have it installed; I upgraded from 6.0) but I'm able to delete the WWsy67.ddc file; it's listed in both C:\Program Files\DivX\DivX Player and C:\Program Files\DivX\DivX Converter.
    I deleted it from each location separately with success; however, I pasted it back from one folder to the other in between deleting, since I still use the app.

    Try installing DivX 6.0 from here:
    http://www.oldversion.com/program.php?n=divx
    then uninstall DivX entries using Add/Remove Programs, reboot, and see if that helps.
     
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    I tried reinstalling and uninstalling and now I have more files left over and the one that I could not delete still won't delete.
     
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    Maybe it is still being used by the system. Try killing it with pocket killbox or kill vb then delete. Not sure but there is no harm in trying.
     
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    Well, I usually don't like recommending this tool since it pretty darn powerful, but the avenger works very well:

    http://swandog46.geekstogo.com/

    Also, I doubt your graphics card won't work on linux. It is not ubuntu's fault, but the fault of the automated scripts they use. Search on google for configuring xorg and your graphics card and it should turn up some stuff.

    If the tool doesn't work, then I recommend using something like Sysrescue live cd, which will boot up in the command line. Then mount your windows drive, and remove the files.

    Cheers,

    Alphalutra1
     
  18. thanatos_theos

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    FileASSASSIN 1.06

    FileASSASSIN can delete locked files on your system. It uses advanced techniques to unload modules, close remote handles, and terminate processes to allow the optional removal of the file.

    Compatible with Windows 2000, NT, XP, Vista

    http://www.malwarebytes.org/fileassassin.php

    thanatos
     
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