Question by : To anyone having problems deleting/moving mkv files?
I see sooooooooooooo many threads all over the internet with people saying they can’t unlock mkv files. I am here to save the day so to speak.
Several threads will give you all sorts of weird solutions. Some of them even work. For instance, using software named unlocker will unlock the file for you so you can transfer/delete it. Sometimes this does not work though.
The reason mkv files lock up is because of DIVX. DIVX is a codec and a media player to play movies with. For some reason DIVX locks up mkv files for no reason. All you have to do is delete DIVX and the problem will go away. Make sure to delete all software with DIVX in it. I’m not sure which DIVX software causes it so delete them all to be safe. You don’t need them anyway. IMPORTANT: REBOOT YOUR COMPUTER AFTER YOU UNINSTALL DIVX AND IT’S COMPONENTS. IF YOU DON’T REBOOT THE PROBLEM WILL REMAIN UNTIL YOU DO. Some of you might be like, “well hey what can I use to play movies that windows media player won’t play”?
All you have to do is download VLC media player. If you want to be on the safe side download a couple of movie codecs as well. Just go to google and search for movie codec packs and the rest is easy. Same with VLC media player, just google VLC and download it.
This is very personal for me because I had this problem with MKV files for years and had no idea how to fix it. So, here’s the answer. Enjoy.
Also I realize I am not really asking a question here…I’m kind of asking a question and giving the answer at the same time. Please don’t delete this as it will help tons of people so they don’t have to go searching through tech support forums. I suppose I could go to every tech support forum and post the solution but that would be way to time consuming.
Answer by Adam
Did you clean up the pc windows registry before and after uninstalling and reinstalling the software? Installing or reinstalling a new copy over an old copycan cause problems with some complex software and requires registry clean up. This article can help: http://zardozz.com/zz/2010/11/a-perfect-software-uninstaller.html/ Invalid entries in the dynamic link library (DLL) section of the registry can cause serious application failures.
If you scan detected and fixing errors in the pc registry it can stop you from having these typically frustrating and confusing DLL nightmares. When these conflicts occur it takes up cpu time for the pc to sort out. The free versions of a good registry cleaner software is often enough to take care of these problems. If the problems are more complicated to fix you might need the pro versions. I hope this info helps. There is also a good site on how to uninstall software properly at: http://uninstallmysoftware.com and also a good program on increasing pc health and speed at this review article: http://uninstallmysoftware.com/review-selecting-a-pc-registry-cleaner/
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