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Windows 7: Trying to move a file and receive 'this action cannot be completed...

17 Oct 2013   #1
Kaspersnail

Windows 7 Version 6.1
 
 
Trying to move a file and receive 'this action cannot be completed...

...because the folder of file in it is open in another program'

I have closed down all files but still it wont move.

I am sure it's a simple solution...something to do with the file property perhaps?!

Thanks in advance.

K


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17 Oct 2013   #2
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

Welcome to 7 Forums. Can you give us a bit more information such as what type of file you're trying to move, where from and where to?
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17 Oct 2013   #3
Kaspersnail

Windows 7 Version 6.1
 
 

Hello there. Yes...

It's a file folder from the desktop, a folder that I created for work files including word documents, pictures and some excel spreadsheets. I just want to move this folder in to another folder that is also on the desktop. I have managed to move other folders but there are a handful that wont move.
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17 Oct 2013   #4
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

Are to trying to move the parent folder in one go or individual files one by one?
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17 Oct 2013   #5
Kaspersnail

Windows 7 Version 6.1
 
 

the parent folder
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17 Oct 2013   #6
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

Try moving each individual file one by one from within the folder, see if you can do that.
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