May 9, 2009
A few years ago I used a program called 'A-One DVD Copy' (version 5.91), to make a copy of the movie, "Panic Room". (I own the DVD). It created an iso file and placed it in "My Computer" as a virtual drive. It shows under "My Computer" as: [PANIC_ROOM_SUPERBIT (E)], (no brackets). IT IS TAKING UP 5.83 GB OF SPACE! As the years have gone by, and my hard drive has become fuller and fuller, suddenly it has become an issue. I need that space back!
My problem: I have not been able to figure out how to delete this thing and recover my 6 gb of space.
Not that I care at this point; but an additional slap in the face, was it would not even play using Windows Media Player. A graphic comes up stating the following: "This disc is intended for play on non-modified region 1 players. There is nothing wrong with this region 1 disk. To assure playback you should purchase or rent a disk designed for your region as set forth below".
Note: below this dialog there is a map of the world showing the various regions. Region 1 is the USA—which happens to be where I live! Go figure.
*Once again though, my main issue is to figure out how to delete this file and recover my disk space. Any one with knowledge on how I can resolve this problem, I would appreciate it if you would share the secret!
My system is Windows XP Home.
Thanks in advance for any help offered.
October 22, 2008
May 9, 2009
These are the options if I right click the virtual drive (E); AKA the movie. You say to "unmount" the drive—I don't see that exact term as an option, but perhaps "eject" would accomplish this. I don't want to try this until I am sure of the exact consequences. What I mean is this: I don't want to make the movie disappear from "My Computer", but still be on the hard drive somewhere taking up the same 6 GB of space.
Also, you suggest deleting the iso. I don't know where to look to find it. It doesn't seem to be anywhere other than as a virtual drive in 'My Computer'.
1) Can you tell me where to find an iso file in order to delete it.
2) Can you tell me if 'ejecting' is the same as unmounting and what the consequences would be if I try this as a possible solution.
3) It seems like the best solution would be to delete the actual file—IF I KNEW WHERE TO LOCATE IT.
If you could expand on your suggestions I would be grateful. Thanks for your help. I appreciate your time and effort.
- Mister Lee
PS: I pasted a screen shot at the beginning of the post that showed the right click options, but when the actual post went online, it was missing. For future reference, is there a way to do this?
October 3, 2012
May 9, 2009
Austin… did you even read through the text of this post before offering your suggestion. If I knew how to delete it, I would have never made the original post. This is not a regular file. I can not determine it's location.
I'll copy and paste from my original post… *Once again though, my main issue is to figure out how to delete this file and recover my disk space. Any one with knowledge on how I can resolve this problem, I would appreciate it if you would share the secret!
I'm fairly knowledgeable about computers and can almost always solve my own problems. But in this instance, I have no knowledge and needed a little 'hand holding'. Having spent some time with Google before posting here, I discovered I am not alone.
With all the 'techies' that peruse this site, I thought I could get my issue resolved. It's been 8 days and still no joy!
At this point, I am ready to pretend my hard drive has 6 less GB than I had previously thought and go on with life.
September 21, 2012
This is maybe a bit simplistic but have you tried using the search program called everything?
Just search for .iso or panic room and you should find it unless it has a different file extension given to it by the program. In that case, leave Everything's search blank and it will list all files and folders on your computer. Then sort by file size. This will take a while but when it is done you should be able to see if there are any huge files clogging up your drive and hopefully be able to identify the correct one.
If you do find it but you get an error saying it cannot be deleted then ejecting it may help.
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