Examples: http://www.raytherat.com/errorimages/Error01.jpg http://www.raytherat.com/errorimages/Error02.jpg http://www.raytherat.com/errorimages/Explorer01.jpg
Both errors came about because the file, NoName.html was highlighted (selected) in Explorer. See Explorer1.jpg
First error message is from AceHTML Freeware. Second is from Notepad.
Moving the selection from the file in question removes the lock.
I don't wanna sound like a wise guy, but I've been working with computers since 1966 and I know my way around as a general rule. I worked as a software developer for the last 20 years of my career. But there are always new things to learn.
Having said that, it seems that SOMETHING is causing Explorer (and other programs) to set the lock flag in the file's directory entry when it gets focus in the detail list. As soon as the focus is placed elsewhere, the lock flag is reset.
I've verified that it IS Explorer holding the lock with Unlocker v1.9.
Here's where you can see the build diary for the system that has this little issue (the only Windows 7 box I have) here: Dreadnought
I get the same results with Free Commander or Xplorer2. If I had to guess, I'd venture that they both use the same low-level file handling api routines.
Could it be a file or drive sharing issue? The drive (2 tb WD black...almost brand new) is shared on my network...But I can't quite see how that might be an issue.
Well, it's way past my bedtime. I'll deal with it in the morning.
Edit: A restart seems to have cured the problem this time but it didn't before. I also just installed the latest "optional" patches, which is what cause me to reboot. So. Is it real or is it Memorex? Did the reboot fix it or did the patches? Subject for debate, I spose.
Must sleep now