Deleting Stubborn AVI Files

Occasionally you won't be able to delete or even move an AVI file, because as soon as you click on the file, Explorer hangs while trying to offer a preview of it. This usually happens when the AVI file is incomplete or corrupt. A quick Registry fix will unlock your AVI's so you can move or delete them. Simply follow these steps:

 1. Click on the Start button and select 'Run'
 2. Type in 'regedit' and press 'OK'
 3. Look for the following key:
 4. In the right pane right-click on 'Default'
 5. Select 'Delete' then 'Yes'
 6. Exit the Registry and reboot your computer