Old 25th October 2004, 06:21   #1
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Winamp stops me from deleting files

So lets see. I installed the newest version of winamp (5.05) on my brand new computer. Everything was great until I started having problems deleting folders.

I kept getting the message:

"Cannot delete <folder>: It is being used by another person or program. Close any programs that might be using the file and try again."

I scanned my computer for viruses and spyware and found nothing. I got rid of proccesses through the task manager that were not essential to the operation of windows.

I eventually came across a program while googling my problem. This program "WhoLockMe" displays a list of current programs that are currently using the file and are making it so it can't be deleted.

The link for this program is here:
http://www.dr-hoiby.com/WhoLockMe/index.php

Much to my surprise, winamp was using the file. I have no idea why. It is a folder full of word documents for school. I definitely can't listen to those on winamp.

Can anyone tell me more about why winamp is hijacking my files even though some of them have no musical purpose and even if they do have music files in them, I am not currently listening to those files.
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Old 25th October 2004, 07:24   #2
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First, if you have any third party plug-ins installed, remove them.

Then:
Preferences > Media Library > Watch Folders tab.
Make sure Winamp's Media Library isn't scanning the folder you are trying to remove files from.

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Old 25th October 2004, 08:20   #3
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There's nothing listed in the media library under watch folders.

The following is checked/unchecked:
Automatically add played files - unchecked
Rescan folders at startup - unchecked
Automatically remove missing files - checked
Rescan folders every 120 minutes - unchecked
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Old 26th October 2004, 03:29   #4
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Old 26th October 2004, 05:33   #5
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Can you narrow it down to which file it is in that folder that you can't delete, please. What it is called & what type is it? Maybe some document that Winamp (or a plugin) relies on has been mistakenly saved in that folder.
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Old 26th October 2004, 06:16   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by drewbar
First, if you have any third party plug-ins installed, remove them.
And alwasy try a full uninstall and reinstall and then post full system specs.

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Old 26th October 2004, 08:19   #7
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It's not a file that I can't delete. It's folders themselves. I'm not really sure how they are chosen but some folders I just can't delete.

As far as 3rd party plugings go, please note how I said, I just installed winamp on my brand new computer. Therefore, I have no 3rd party plugins and it was a fresh install. I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling too.

System Specs:
-Intel Pentium 4c 3.2ghz
-1gig Crucial Ballistix PC3200 mem in dual channel mode
-2x Western Digital 80gig 8mb cache hdds
-1x Western Digital 120gig 8mb cache hdd
-BFG GeForce 6800GT
-Lite-On 16x DVD-ROM
-NEC 2100A DVD Burner
-Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy 2 NX
-Abit IS7 motherboard
-Windows XP Professional


Hijack This Log:
Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 12:15:20 AM, on 10/26/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\point32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\USB SBAudigy2 NX\DVDAudio\CTDVDDet.EXE
C:\Program Files\Creative\USB SBAudigy2 NX\Surround Mixer\CTSysVol.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RunDll32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rmctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Valve\Steam\Steam.exe
C:\Program Files\Iconoid\iconoid.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\IWP\NPFMntor.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\MsPMSPSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\mIRC\mirc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\WISPTIS.EXE
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe
C:\Program Files\Trillian\trillian.exe
C:\Program Files\Winamp\winamp.exe
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003\Common7\IDE\devenv.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\<name>\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Connection Wizard,ShellNext = http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: NAV Helper - {BDF3E430-B101-42AD-A544-FADC6B084872} - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Norton AntiVirus - {42CDD1BF-3FFB-4238-8AD1-7859DF00B1D6} - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IntelliPoint] "C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\point32.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\System32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /install
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvMediaCenter] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\System32\NvMcTray.dll,NvTaskbarInit
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SoundMan] SOUNDMAN.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccApp] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Zone Labs Client] "C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CTDVDDet] C:\Program Files\Creative\USB SBAudigy2 NX\DVDAudio\CTDVDDet.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CTSysVol] C:\Program Files\Creative\USB SBAudigy2 NX\Surround Mixer\CTSysVol.exe /r
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SbUsb AudCtrl] RunDll32 sbusbdll.dll,RCMonitor
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [UpdReg] C:\WINDOWS\UpdReg.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NeroFilterCheck] C:\WINDOWS\system32\NeroCheck.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [iTunesHelper] C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RemoteControl] C:\WINDOWS\system32\rmctrl.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_06\bin\jusched.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Steam] C:\Program Files\Valve\Steam\Steam.exe -silent
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Iconoid] "C:\Program Files\Iconoid\iconoid.exe" -wait 4
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Gamma Loader.lnk = C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Calibration\Adobe Gamma Loader.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~3\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - (no file)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - (no file)
O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~3\OFFICE11\REFIEBAR.DLL
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O16 - DPF: {6414512B-B978-451D-A0D8-FCFDF33E833C} (WUWebControl Class) - http://v5.windowsupdate.microsoft.co...?1097209821120
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{E62F77CA-B604-42EA-B0B9-CF277EEC3CE3}: NameServer = 66.93.87.2,216.231.41.2
O18 - Protocol: ms-help - {314111C7-A502-11D2-BBCA-00C04F8EC294} - c:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Help\hxds.dll
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Old 26th October 2004, 11:44   #8
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if it's a folder then could it be that you opened/added the files from that folder? that's the only way i've ever been able to reproduce this since Winamp sets the current working directory to that folder when you've opened it.

Open a file from another folder (that you are keeping) and then try removing the folder that won't delete. Also i see you're using WinXP which often locks folders in a similar manner when doing previews of files, etc.

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Old 26th October 2004, 20:02   #9
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Ok. So I have this folder on my desktop called "homework". Inside that folder I have no music whatsoever. Just projects and documents needed for school.

So I don't browse to the folder ever in winamp, I don't play songs from there.

As for winxp locking files, I know about that but that wouldn't explain why "WhoLockMe" displays winamp.
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Old 26th October 2004, 21:47   #10
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well i don't know then since i've no idea otherwise why it may be doing that. if it is winamp at fault (though no idea why now if you've not browsed/opened from that dir) then closing winamp and then deleting should sort it.

-daz (confused by this)
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Old 28th October 2004, 11:14   #11
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Yeah, I am confused by it also. And of course I can just close winamp and delete the folders I need to delete.

Basically, I wanated to get this weird issue out in the open so maybe the winamp developers could maybe look into this issue. I dunno.

Anyways, thanks for everyone's help and input on this strange issue.
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