Trouble moving files



Neil
07-10-2005, 02:27 AM
I've been moving a lot of avi's around lately and recently have been having
strange problems. For instance, I'll select a group of six avi's, right
click drag and select move. I watch as the progress dailog finishes to see
that two of the files are left behind. They are actually in the desired
folder as well and can be played no problem. I'll try to delete the two
stubborn ones but can't, they are locked by something. If I restart, they'll
disappear.

This has been going on for a couple of weeks and I've tried a program called
WhoLockMe. If I use this on a stubborn file it will normally show at least 2
instances of explorer.exe and if I kill the process the files will
disappear.

From this limited info can anyone tell me what's wrong with my machine and
can I get it sorted?

I'm running WinXP Pro SP2

Thanks.

Ramesh, MS-MVP
07-10-2005, 02:27 AM
Neil,

There is a known problem with .AVI. This page discusses the problem:

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1759,1206400,00.asp

--
Ramesh, MS-MVP
Windows Shell/User

Windows XP Troubleshooting
http://www.winhelponline.com

Windows XP Newsgroup Setup Instructions for Outlook Express:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/newsgroupsetup.mspx

"Neil" <sherbaal@ yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:eyK8Kh5cFHA.1040@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> I've been moving a lot of avi's around lately and recently have been
> having strange problems. For instance, I'll select a group of six avi's,
> right click drag and select move. I watch as the progress dailog finishes
> to see that two of the files are left behind. They are actually in the
> desired folder as well and can be played no problem. I'll try to delete
> the two stubborn ones but can't, they are locked by something. If I
> restart, they'll disappear.
>
> This has been going on for a couple of weeks and I've tried a program
> called WhoLockMe. If I use this on a stubborn file it will normally show
> at least 2 instances of explorer.exe and if I kill the process the files
> will disappear.
>
> From this limited info can anyone tell me what's wrong with my machine and
> can I get it sorted?
>
> I'm running WinXP Pro SP2
>
> Thanks.
>

Neil
07-10-2005, 02:27 AM
Thanks but I've read everything I can about this and I've already done the
registry hack but I don't think it applies to my problem.

The files don't seem to be corrupt as they will move and can be played from
the new folder. I also don't have a problem renaming them. The problem is
that whereas they all move, some stay in the original folder as well and
it's those that are locked.

I've come across lots of AVI problems in WinXP but can't find a situation
the same as mine.

"Ramesh, MS-MVP" <ramesh@online.mvps.org> wrote in message
news:OBJbOF8cFHA.3156@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> Neil,
>
> There is a known problem with .AVI. This page discusses the problem:
>
> http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1759,1206400,00.asp
>
> --
> Ramesh, MS-MVP
> Windows Shell/User
>
> Windows XP Troubleshooting
> http://www.winhelponline.com
>
> Windows XP Newsgroup Setup Instructions for Outlook Express:
> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/newsgroupsetup.mspx
>
> "Neil" <sherbaal@ yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:eyK8Kh5cFHA.1040@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>> I've been moving a lot of avi's around lately and recently have been
>> having strange problems. For instance, I'll select a group of six avi's,
>> right click drag and select move. I watch as the progress dailog finishes
>> to see that two of the files are left behind. They are actually in the
>> desired folder as well and can be played no problem. I'll try to delete
>> the two stubborn ones but can't, they are locked by something. If I
>> restart, they'll disappear.
>>
>> This has been going on for a couple of weeks and I've tried a program
>> called WhoLockMe. If I use this on a stubborn file it will normally show
>> at least 2 instances of explorer.exe and if I kill the process the files
>> will disappear.
>>
>> From this limited info can anyone tell me what's wrong with my machine
>> and can I get it sorted?
>>
>> I'm running WinXP Pro SP2
>>
>> Thanks.
>>
>

Alan Smith
07-10-2005, 02:27 AM
It doesn't just happen with your files, I've seen it with picture files of
different formats too. And in Win98 too. Move less files at each transfer,
or kill the
process when it seems to stick at the end. I find ctrl-alt-del and killing
the process works as well as any
utility- better usually.



"Neil" <sherbaal@ yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:eOTfmt%23cFHA.3120@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> Thanks but I've read everything I can about this and I've already done the
> registry hack but I don't think it applies to my problem.
>
> The files don't seem to be corrupt as they will move and can be played
> from the new folder. I also don't have a problem renaming them. The
> problem is that whereas they all move, some stay in the original folder as
> well and it's those that are locked.
>
> I've come across lots of AVI problems in WinXP but can't find a situation
> the same as mine.
>
> "Ramesh, MS-MVP" <ramesh@online.mvps.org> wrote in message
> news:OBJbOF8cFHA.3156@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>> Neil,
>>
>> There is a known problem with .AVI. This page discusses the problem:
>>
>> http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1759,1206400,00.asp
>>
>> --
>> Ramesh, MS-MVP
>> Windows Shell/User
>>
>> Windows XP Troubleshooting
>> http://www.winhelponline.com
>>
>> Windows XP Newsgroup Setup Instructions for Outlook Express:
>> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/newsgroupsetup.mspx
>>
>> "Neil" <sherbaal@ yahoo.com> wrote in message
>> news:eyK8Kh5cFHA.1040@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>>> I've been moving a lot of avi's around lately and recently have been
>>> having strange problems. For instance, I'll select a group of six avi's,
>>> right click drag and select move. I watch as the progress dailog
>>> finishes to see that two of the files are left behind. They are actually
>>> in the desired folder as well and can be played no problem. I'll try to
>>> delete the two stubborn ones but can't, they are locked by something. If
>>> I restart, they'll disappear.
>>>
>>> This has been going on for a couple of weeks and I've tried a program
>>> called WhoLockMe. If I use this on a stubborn file it will normally show
>>> at least 2 instances of explorer.exe and if I kill the process the files
>>> will disappear.
>>>
>>> From this limited info can anyone tell me what's wrong with my machine
>>> and can I get it sorted?
>>>
>>> I'm running WinXP Pro SP2
>>>
>>> Thanks.
>>>
>>
>
>


Trouble moving files