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I have just watched the last of the Harry Potter movies for the second time on a long flight and my brain was addled through lack of sleep. As far as I remember, three of the eight horcruxes were destroyed in that movie.

But I couldn't make my memory add the total destroyed up to eight across the movies. So when were they all destroyed, in which movie and by whom? And does the total add up to 8?

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The Horcrux hunt was a mission given to Harry Potter in June of 1997 to find all of Lord Voldemort's remaining Horcruxes and destroy them. The mission fell to Harry Potter to complete. He was joined by Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley, and they set off in the aftermath of Bill Weasley and Fleur Delacour's wedding.

Lord Voldemort's had only seven Horcruxes:

  1. Tom Riddle's diary. -> Destroyed in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  2. Marvolo Gaunt's Ring. -> Destroyed in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  3. Salazar Slytherin's Locket. -> Destroyed in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I with Gryffindor's sword.
  4. Helga Hufflepuff's Cup. -> Destroyed in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
  5. Rowena Ravenclaw's Diadem. -> Destroyed in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
  6. Harry Potter (unknown to Voldemort until after he had destroyed it). -> Destroyed in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
  7. Nagini the Snake. -> Destroyed in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2

Voldemort also retained part of his soul inside him.

They eventually destroyed all of the Horcruxes by 2 May 1998. The hunt ended with the death of Lord Voldemort at the hands of Harry Potter at the end of the Battle of Hogwarts and this is in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2

I hope harrpotter.wikia.com has plenty of well constructed resources.

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Slytherin's locket was not destroyed until Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. –  Legion600 Feb 19 '12 at 0:57
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Regulus only retrieved the locket. He did not remove the curse on it. To destroy the piece of Voldemort's soul that it contained the locket had to be destroyed or damaged so badly it couldn't be repaired. Ron, after being mentally tortured by the locket with images of Harry and Hermione together, destroyed it in the Forest of Dean with Godric Gryffindor's sword in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. –  Legion600 Feb 19 '12 at 7:43
    
But,that's the way i interpret it. –  Vijin Paulraj Feb 19 '12 at 9:09
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Mmm. In the Deathly Hallows they steal the real locket back from Dolores Umbridge and then spend a lot of the time carrying it around, passing it from person to person because of the negative emotions it imposes on them. They spend the time trying to work out how to destroy it and eventually do so like @Legion600 describes. I'm not sure interpretation is really necessary - it seems pretty clearly spelled out. If you disagree still, re-edit your answer back and I'll upvote Legion's answer instead. Your answer is potentially the best apart from this (IMHO) error. –  iandotkelly Feb 19 '12 at 14:23
    
@iandotkelly,i agree with ur views and Legion600's:)Of course. Let me edit my answer. –  Vijin Paulraj Feb 20 '12 at 6:11

Riddle's Diary destroyed by Harry in Chamber of Secrets

Marvolo Gaunt's ring destroyed by Dumbledore in Half Blood Prince with Gryffindor's sword but not shown.

Slytherin's locket destroyed by Ron in Deathly Hallows Part I with Gryffindor's sword.

Helga Hufflepuff's Cup destroyed by Hermione with a basilisk fang in Deathly Hallows Part II

Diadem of Ravenclaw destroyed unintentionally by Goyle with fiend fire in DH II

Harry Potter killed by Voldemort in DH II

Nagini killed by Neville "Badass" Longbottom in DH II with the sword of Gryffindor

The eighth piece of Voldemort's soul was inside of him and it died with him.

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The Horcrux were destroyed as follows;

1) Tom Riddle's Diary was destroyed by Harry in the chamber of secrets using the basilisk fang in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

2) Marvolo Gaunt's ring destroyed by Dumbledore using Gryffindor's sword in Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince.

3) Salaza Slytherin's locket destroyed by Ron Weasley using Gryffindor's sword in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 1

4) Helga Hufflepuff's cup destroyed by Hermione using the basilisk fang in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2

5) Romina Ravenclaw's diadem destroyed by Goyle accidentally by fire in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2

6) Harry Potter (specifically the soul fragment within him) was destroyed by Voldermort using a spell in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2

7) Nagini the snake destroyed by Nevile Longbottom using Gryffindor's sword in Harry Potter and Deathly Hallows part 2

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To be technical, it was Fiendfyre, as normal fire would not have been able to destroy the diadem. –  JohnP Feb 2 at 17:15

Tom Riddle's Diary: Harry Potter with a Basilisk Fang. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

Marvolo Gaunt's Ring: Dumbledore with Godric Gryffindor's Sword. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

Salazar Slitherin's Locket: Ron Weasley with Godric Griffindor's Sword. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part One.

Hegla Hufflepuff's Cup: Hermione Grainger with a Basilisk Fang. Harry Potter an the Deathly Hallows Part Two.

Romina Ravenclaw's Diadum: Harry Potter with a Basilisk Fang, Ron Weasley Kicking it into Gregory Goyle's Fire. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part Two.

Harry Potter: Lord Voldemort with a Killing Curse. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part Two.

Nagini: Neville Longbottom with Godric Gryffindor's Sword. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part Two.

That was all of Voldemort's Horcruxes but there is still the eighth part of his soul that lives inside him.

Lord Voldemort: Himself with His Backfiring Killing Curse, Harry Potter with the Elder Wand's Mastery. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part Two.

Lord Voldemort's killing curse backfired because of the crack the Elder Wand had because it was being used by the wrong person. The correct person would have been Draco Malfoy.

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This seems to be a near-copy of the accepted answer. –  wbogacz Feb 2 at 14:30
    
Also, priori incantatem only exists between wands that share the same core, not between people. –  JohnP Feb 2 at 17:17
    
In response to wbogacz: this is better than the accepted answer. –  Dominic Read Feb 3 at 7:48
    
In response to JohnP: There was no priori incentatem between Harry's wand and Voldemort's wand as Voldemort was using the Elder Wand and Harry was using Draco's wand. –  Dominic Read Feb 3 at 7:50

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