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When I take videos on my camera by accident & download them, they stop my computer from do I delete them?

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Katymac Sat 25-Jul-09 13:57:36

After I have downloaded them

I didn't realise this problem when I downloaded all the photos & they are spread throughout the computer in various files

If I open the folder they are in the computer stops


Katymac Sat 25-Jul-09 14:56:00


onagar Sat 25-Jul-09 15:47:46

I believe this will be because when you open a folder it examines the file and tries to put a little thumbnail on the left etc. If I'm right then in your case it doesn't recognise the type and gets confused.

If you know how to copy from DOS you can probably get them off the PC that way, but I imagine finding them would be a big job.

If you search for them without going into the folder does that crash it too? Suppose in the folder above (or by right-clicking the drive in My Computer) you do search. If you know the type you can search for *.avi or whatever.

If it lists them that way it may not crash and may let you select them to copy to say a flash drive.

Another idea may be to post the type of files. If they are unusual you may need to install a codec so windows can recognise them and not crash any more. If they are standard picture types then something is broken in windows and needs fixing.

Katymac Sat 25-Jul-09 19:19:52

I know the one of the files is called "sdc10121"

But when I search for it - it freezes just like when I try to open it

I'm still working on what the type of file is

Katymac Sat 25-Jul-09 19:35:58


By right hand clicking & using explore I have managed to delete them

Then they stopped the recycle bin working - so I deleted them from that without opening it

I have of rid of 3 so far but it will be a job

onagar Sat 25-Jul-09 19:42:51

If this is a recent problem it's possible something in the operating system is corrupted and that system restore might fix it.
I hate system restore, but if you've not changed anything important or installed new things then it's relatively safe to use. The trouble is that the problem may have started weeks ago without you knowing and restore is only good for a day or two.

I've also seen this fix in a few places which stops windows trying to preview media files which ought to work.

In the run box on the start menu type in

regsvr32 /u shmedia.dll

If it doesn't help then you can type this in to put it back.

regsvr32 shmedia.dll

I just tested it on mine and it seems safe enough. it just makes windows stop trying to show a preview of the files in the folder.

Katymac Sat 25-Jul-09 19:54:32

I have only found about 3 tbh

It's a new camera & I guess I need to be careful not to video stuff - I don't need to I just occasionally hit the wrong button

I'll keep that info in case I stuff up again (but I kinda check now blush)

Katymac Sat 25-Jul-09 20:47:11

Terribly sorry

I forgot to say a very big thank you

I thought the computer was very bust

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