Questions tagged [locked-files]

Locked files are files (and folders) that are currently open and in use. As such, they cannot be moved, deleted, or renamed.

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“Empty” folder “locked by another process” on NAS, can't be deleted

I have a couple of folders on an NAS storage device which have been emptied of data and I would like to remove them. When attempting to delete them, I get an error message saying "The action can't be ...
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retrieve information on a locked s6 edge without hard reset

i have forgotten my pin on s6 edge and now i need to access the phone but i dont want to hard reset the phone because that will loose my data. I have tried with Fonlab and some other apps but all ...
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How to compress files locked by Windows 10 with WinRAR

Is there a command-line parameter in WinRAR to compress files, even if these files are locked by another Windows 10 process?
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Remove hard link when target is locked by system process

I've created a hard link (not symbolic link) Arial.ttf in my user directory using the Git for Windows GNU tool ln.exe and Bash. The link points to the system font C:\Windows\Fonts\arial.ttf. ln /c/...
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CIFS share: files getting locked with VIM but not with Nano

I have an heterogeneous share, between Linux and Windows systems, hosted on a NetApp. On Linux, I mount the share with those options: mount.cifs -o username=`logname`,dom=DOMAIN,cifsacl,multiuser,...
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Chrome's “Default” user directory locked

Chrome would not start. I spotted the problem down to the following situation: The following folder C:\Users\User\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data is locked - always. Also when chrome is not ...
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Is there a simple way to delete a file from a shared network drive, which is in use by other users?

At my workplace, I have taken over maintainance and development responsibilities of a C# windows desktop application. The application is compiled into a .exe-file, placed in a shared network drive, ...
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Cannot create directory named uc.micro on W7/10

On Windows 7/10, I get Access Denied when trying to create a directory named uc.micro, or anything else with micro after a dot. What would account for this? Windows explorer attempt to create folder "...
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The action can't be completed because the file is open in Windows Defender Service

I was trying to move a file from my Downloads folder to another folder, but I received the following message: The action can't be completed because the file is open in Windows Defender Service I ...
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How do I detect and skip locked files in a PowerShell script?

So I have myself a PowerShell script that after much headaches I got working. Ii deletes files I no longer want and everything is great. Only one issue, it will delete a file whether it is open by ...
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Switching to the File-In-Use dialog with the keyboard?

In Windows Vista and up, when you try to move, delete, or rename a file that is locked, Explorer will display a File In Use dialog that lets you Retry or Cancel. The problem is that this dialog is ...