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Windows 7: PLEASE HELP - The action can't be completed because the folder....

05 Nov 2013   #1
22764636

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
PLEASE HELP - The action can't be completed because the folder....

hi guys,

every single time I try to rename a folder the boring message "The action can't be completed because the folder or the file is in use" appears even if apparently neither the folder or a file in it is in use.

What I have to do is: Task Manager > Explorer.exe > End Process > File > New Task > Explorer.exe and I am able to rename the folder.

It is a really boring process and I find this process really stupid. The folders I am trying to rename are full of pictures, I think it is something related to the Thumbs files.

Anybody of you have the same issue? Any possible solution?

Thanks


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05 Nov 2013   #2
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

OpenedFilesView - View opened/locked files in your system (sharing violation issues)
Download somewhere at bottom of page.
What file is opened by explorer.exe in that folder?
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05 Nov 2013   #3
22764636

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

52792243
ActionCenter.dll.mui
comctl32.dll.mui
FirewallAPI.dll.mui
FunDisc.dll.mui
FXSAPIDebugLogFile.txt
KernelBase.dll.mui
StaticCache.dat
thumbcache_1024.db
thumbcache_1024.db
thumbcache_1024.db
thumbcache_1024.db
thumbcache_1024.db
thumbcache_1024.db
thumbcache_1024.db
thumbcache_1024.db
thumbcache_1024.db
thumbcache_256.db
thumbcache_256.db
thumbcache_256.db
thumbcache_256.db
thumbcache_256.db
thumbcache_256.db
thumbcache_256.db
thumbcache_256.db
thumbcache_32.db
thumbcache_32.db
thumbcache_32.db
thumbcache_32.db
thumbcache_32.db
thumbcache_32.db
thumbcache_32.db
thumbcache_32.db
thumbcache_32.db
thumbcache_96.db
thumbcache_96.db
thumbcache_96.db
thumbcache_96.db
thumbcache_96.db
thumbcache_96.db
thumbcache_96.db
thumbcache_96.db
thumbcache_96.db
thumbcache_idx.db
thumbcache_idx.db
thumbcache_idx.db
thumbcache_idx.db
thumbcache_idx.db
thumbcache_idx.db
thumbcache_idx.db
thumbcache_idx.db
thumbcache_idx.db
thumbcache_idx.db
thumbcache_idx.db
thumbcache_sr.db
thumbcache_sr.db
thumbcache_sr.db
thumbcache_sr.db
thumbcache_sr.db
thumbcache_sr.db
thumbcache_sr.db
thumbcache_sr.db
thumbcache_sr.db
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05 Nov 2013   #4
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 22764636 View Post
52792243
ActionCenter.dll.mui
comctl32.dll.mui
FirewallAPI.dll.mui
FunDisc.dll.mui
FXSAPIDebugLogFile.txt
KernelBase.dll.mui
StaticCache.dat
thumbcache_1024.db
thumbcache_1024.db
thumbcache_1024.db
thumbcache_1024.db
thumbcache_1024.db
thumbcache_1024.db
thumbcache_1024.db
thumbcache_1024.db
thumbcache_1024.db
thumbcache_256.db
thumbcache_256.db
thumbcache_256.db
thumbcache_256.db
thumbcache_256.db
thumbcache_256.db
thumbcache_256.db
thumbcache_256.db
thumbcache_32.db
thumbcache_32.db
thumbcache_32.db
thumbcache_32.db
thumbcache_32.db
thumbcache_32.db
thumbcache_32.db
thumbcache_32.db
thumbcache_32.db
thumbcache_96.db
thumbcache_96.db
thumbcache_96.db
thumbcache_96.db
thumbcache_96.db
thumbcache_96.db
thumbcache_96.db
thumbcache_96.db
thumbcache_96.db
thumbcache_idx.db
thumbcache_idx.db
thumbcache_idx.db
thumbcache_idx.db
thumbcache_idx.db
thumbcache_idx.db
thumbcache_idx.db
thumbcache_idx.db
thumbcache_idx.db
thumbcache_idx.db
thumbcache_idx.db
thumbcache_sr.db
thumbcache_sr.db
thumbcache_sr.db
thumbcache_sr.db
thumbcache_sr.db
thumbcache_sr.db
thumbcache_sr.db
thumbcache_sr.db
thumbcache_sr.db
Which of those are really in that folder? It lists folder names as well in output!
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05 Nov 2013   #5
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

C:\Users\your name\AppData\Local\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer has the thumbcache*.* files

*.mui files are normally located in a subfolder of C:\windows.

StaticChace.dat is related to fonts. StaticCache.dat

FXSAPIDebugLogFile.txt is in %temp% folder What is FXSAPIDebugLogFile.txt in your temp folder and how to delete it ?
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05 Nov 2013   #6
22764636

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Which of those are really in that folder? It lists folder names as well in output!
just one of them is in that folder which is Thumbs.db
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05 Nov 2013   #7
22764636

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
C:\Users\your name\AppData\Local\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer has the thumbcache*.* files

*.mui files are normally located in a subfolder of C:\windows.

StaticChace.dat is related to fonts. StaticCache.dat

FXSAPIDebugLogFile.txt is in %temp% folder What is FXSAPIDebugLogFile.txt in your temp folder and how to delete it ?
sorry if this is a silly question but is it a solution to my problem? I can't really understand
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05 Nov 2013   #8
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 22764636 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
C:\Users\your name\AppData\Local\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer has the thumbcache*.* files

*.mui files are normally located in a subfolder of C:\windows.

StaticChace.dat is related to fonts. StaticCache.dat

FXSAPIDebugLogFile.txt is in %temp% folder What is FXSAPIDebugLogFile.txt in your temp folder and how to delete it ?
sorry if this is a silly question but is it a solution to my problem? I can't really understand
Not a silly question. I just want to kniow what file is blocking the delete/rename action. Only Thumbs.db is opened in that folder?
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05 Nov 2013   #9
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

@ 22764636

Quick question, do you have any photo software or camera software running? Check by the clock in the bottom right as well for any camera software that might be running.
If so close it and try again.
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05 Nov 2013   #10
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

2. To Disable Thumbnail Caching for All Users
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below.
Disable_Thumbnail_Cache.reg


Download and open it. Can you delete thumbs.db afterwards? Problem solved? Maybe you have to logoff/logon
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