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I'm using Windows 7 and sometimes (but not always) when I try to move a folder to or from the desktop and sometimes it fails to move (or add) the folder the first time. Has anyone else experienced this?

Edit: This also applies to files.

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Maybe one of the files in that folder is open of being used by another application. Usually software like MS Office applications lock any open files.

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I would think that, but even brand-new folders sometimes suffer from it. – Paul Jul 3 '12 at 3:15
Most probably its an app locking a file. Are these folders within the Dropbox folder (in case you are using Dropbox)? Even Dropbox (or other backup applications) can lock files. – Richard Whitman Jul 3 '12 at 3:17

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