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Windows 7: .exe files locking


16 Jul 2011   #1

Windows 7
 
 
.exe files locking

the problem i'm having is that .exe files are getting locked for around 5 minutes when other programs try to access them
this means i can no longer access them for read write copy or delete. once they unlock they are deleted automatically.
does anybody know what the problem is ?
i am running windows 7 32 bit and have customized it a lot, by disabled unwanted services, i think it may be one of the disabled services that is causing the problem, but i don't know which one it could be.
any help would be appreciated.

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16 Jul 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Welcome to Seven Forums player2.
Not sure what you maen by .exe's locking and other programs accessing them.
As for services, here is a guide Black Viper’s Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Service Configurations | Black Viper's Website | www.blackviper.com showing different ways to configure services in Win 7.
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16 Jul 2011   #3

Windows 7
 
 

thanks for the link, it is quite useful, although it still doesn't solve the problem

i have tracked the issue down to explorer.exe specifically.
if explorer.exe is not running (eg no file browsers and no taskbar) then the problem doesn't happen

any ideas about what i can do ?
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16 Jul 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Press CTRL/ATL/DELTETE, which should give you a screen to start Task Manager. Start it and see if explorer.exe is listed under processes. If not click on File|New Task (Run...) and type in explorer.exe, OK. See if that brings it back.
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17 Jul 2011   #5

Windows 7
 
 

perhaps i should explain a bit better.

i am having a problem where some executable files (eg file.exe) become inaccessible, for example if i want try to delete them in a .bat script file, it becomes locked for about 5 minutes and then eventually deletes.

if i terminate all processes named explorer.exe (so that there are no windows or desktop items or the taskbar visible) then the problem doesn't exist.

so i know explorer.exe is doing something to lock exe files when i try to delete them using another program (such as a bat script), but i don't know what it is

does anybody who has had a similar experience have a solution ?

thanks
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17 Jul 2011   #6
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Ahh, OK. Can't you delete the files in the normal way? I know nothing about writing a .bat file to do anything, but maybe your code is a bit off?
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01 Aug 2011   #7

Windows 7
 
 

this problem still isn't solved, so if anybody who has experienced this problem and knows a solution can help, please do
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01 May 2012   #8

XP X64 SP2, back up of Win7 RTM
 
 

Did you ever get this fixed WITHOUT reinstalling windows ? as I seem to be having the same problem and it's interfering with updating programs, as the installer seems to think the program is already running (it's not).
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01 May 2012   #9

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Stevvie,
Please start your own thread rather trying to hijack another.

This way we can devote our answers to your problem.

Thanks for your consideration and cooperation,
karl
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