Getting rid of an MP4 file that refuses to go

By Tracey Capen

We’ve all had those instances when a file is no longer needed but the application that created it won’t let it go.

This usually happens when the application thinks it’s still working on the file, but in some cases the link is not so obvious.

When Lounge member hlewton bought a new camcorder and downloaded an MP4 video clip, he discovered that a video file he no longer wanted would not stay in the trash. In his post, “How can I delete an MP4 file?,” he gets excellent help from Lounge moderators JoeP and Clint Rossmere. Now, if hlewton can just rid himself of a utility that came with the camera … More»

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Tracey Capen

About Tracey Capen

Editor in chief Tracey Capen was the executive editor of reviews at PC World magazine for 10 years, from 1995 to 2005. He was InfoWorld's managing editor of reviews from 1993 to 1995 and worked in the magazine's test center and as networking editor from 1989 to 1992. Between his stints at InfoWorld, he was senior labs editor at Corporate Computing magazine.