Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Bug in Explorer? Networking with older OS

08 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7
Bug in Explorer? Networking with older OS

issue 2 of 2.. Issue 1 is in different thread.

This has to do with W7 locking the sources, and not releasing them, unless you logout off the user that accessed them.

If you have a solution great. If you see this as a bug, how do you report bugs?

So I now have 2 W7 OS, and 2 XP.. One has not yet been updated, the other is too old to update.

When finishing one W7 installation I made sure it could access the D: drive of the main computer of the network. Then got out of explorer.

When I went to look at the D: drive of the main computer thru my XP Machine with explorer, Explorer stated it couldn't access the D: drive because someone else had it locked.. The whole Drive!!! I had to log the user of the newly installed W7 computer off because just being out of Explorer (for a few hours, between events) was not good enough.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Nov 2009   #2


Quite uncannily, the exact same advice holds for this issue as well as your other (UFO file) symptom:

Try to temporarily uninstall filter drivers, as a test. In particular, your anti-virus solution. You should start off with the Win7 box, then the XP machine which declared that its resource was "locked".
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Bug in Explorer? Networking with older OS

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads for2: Bug in Explorer? Networking with older OS
Thread Forum
Need Help w/ Dualbooting to an Older OS Installation & Setup
What to do with an older PSU? Chillout Room
Connecting VGA to DVI-D into an older TV Graphic Cards
Older Games Gaming
W7 on older systems Drivers
networking to older computer.. Network & Sharing

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:45 PM.
Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App