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    Onii-san Bizkitkid2001's Avatar
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    Can't delete file

    I was recording today with fraps and had it running for longer than i was suppose to. The file size ended up being over 4gig(Wich is the biggest allowd on NTFS) and now whenever i view the fraps folder containing that file my computer would slow down, al hard drives would go to 100% usage, and my memory would go down to 3mb free. It won't let me delete the file, i've even tried deleteing it from the taskmanager and it still won't let me. I think since it is over 4gigs that its causing my computer to freeze/slow down. How can I delete this file?

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    Have you tried booting to safe mode and deleting the folder? (DO NOT try to open the folder first)
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    I did not want to delete the folder as I have other files in there that i needed. What I ended up doing was booting into safe mode, then i went into the folder. While in safe mode i was able to view teh files without having the computer freeze up, but i still couldn't delete that one file. So what i did was I copies over the files that i needed onto another partition and then formatted the partition with the bad file on it. I am so glad I made a partition just for fraps just in case stuff liek this does happen and i can save the files i need.

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    Sorry to bud in, but what exactly is "fraps"?

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    If you had xp, the system probably tried to start previewing the file, and as it was huge, the file would be reported as in use for a long time.

    You can disable the preview from registry.
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    Onii-san Bizkitkid2001's Avatar
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    I think it was becasue the max allowed file size is 4gig and this file was 5.8 gigs.

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    Originally posted by ArcticFox
    Sorry to bud in, but what exactly is "fraps"?

    program that records in game footage. www.google.com is your friend.

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    Glad your problem’s solved, but if this ever happens to you in the future you
    may want to give Volkov Commander a try. It’s a Dos based file manager that
    will also work in Windows. It’s only 4 k in size so it can even fit on a boot disk,
    anyway it works for me every time with those stubborn undeletable files.

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    Originally posted by Bizkitkid2001
    I think it was becasue the max allowed file size is 4gig
    You're mistaken about this. It's FAT32 that has a 4GB limit.

    NTFS has a theoretical limit of 16 terabytes for a single file. I don't know if anyone has ever pushed that limit however. I've had single files in the range of 12-14Gb on NTFS drives in Win2k without much problem.

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    Onii-san Bizkitkid2001's Avatar
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    I thought the 4gig limit was for NTFS and fat32?

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    scroll down to the bottom of this page Out is as usual correct
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/h..._and_fat32.asp

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    Use “Long path tool” is very helpful for this problem. You can solve this problem like copy, delete, long path files by using this tool.

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