A lot of Windows 10, Windows 8 and Windows 7 users have reported a problem that they cannot delete a video file from Windows explorer or any other location. This happens with only a few videos files. Users say that video files just won’t go away. Even if the icon is deleted, it continues to take space.
Fix Can’t Delete Video Files in Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7
1- Many experts suggest using a file deletion software called FileAssassin. This software is a very powerful one, and can delete locked or weird files. You can download FileAssassin from here.
2- If you can’t delete a video file in Windows, chances are that some third party app or different processes are making the CPU and RAM usage haywire. The best solution is to close all the apps that are running. You can end all the processes by going to Task Manager (Control+Alt+Del). You can also restart your computer to clear the cache and then try to delete the video. Mostly, the problematic video files are in Windows explorer. It’s better to “End Task” on the complete Windows
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