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Windows 7: WHY is it open in another program

23 Dec 2009   #1

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WHY is it open in another program

OFTEN when I am working with windowz explorer I get a message that the selected action can't be performed because the folder/file is open in another program. RARELY is that the case. So what it the problem?

Delete, move, are the actions
-- and i have no idea why the previous text is blue.

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23 Dec 2009   #2

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When that happens, go to alt + cntrl +_delete to get task manager. In the task manager you wil seem many process, that are running. Close them down one at a time. Each time try to delete the folder. When it is actually deleted we will know where the problem lies, if you come back, someone will be able to help you.
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23 Dec 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64

Try Process Monitor and Process Explorer too.
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23 Dec 2009   #4

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OK thx, time to go to the firefox forum.
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