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Windows 7: Re: a problem with renaming a exe file

22 Jun 2015   #1
reble

windows 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 
Re: a problem with renaming a exe file

1st off my os is Win7 home 32bit. I am having a problem renaming "wolf3d.exe". no mater what I do Win7 will not let me rename the file. Win7 reports the file as open when it is not. See the attachment. I have tried to rename it in File commander, Windows Explorer and in safe mode. I still get the same error message The only difference in the error message is it will reflect that it will say wheather it is Windows explorer or free commander . I have no problems renaming any other file. Just this one. This is driving me nuts.

Steve




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22 Jun 2015   #2
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Get Unlocker or lockhunter to unlock the file
LockHunter is a free 64/32 bit tool to delete files blocked by any processes
Download Unlocker 1.9.2

You can also try to end task for that file manager and rename in windows explorer.
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22 Jun 2015   #3
reble

windows 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 
Re: a problem with renaming a exe file

I looked at task manager. The file is not running anyware, I can't find it. Thanks for the tip though. I do have Unlocker installed. I just plum forgot about it.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GokAy View Post
Get Unlocker or lockhunter to unlock the file
LockHunter is a free 64/32 bit tool to delete files blocked by any processes
Download Unlocker 1.9.2

You can also try to end task for that file manager and rename in windows explorer.
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22 Jun 2015   #4
reble

windows 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 

Unlocker finely took care of the problem. I still don't know why the file was locked up but Unlocker fixed it.
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