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Windows 7: Get "open in another program" error when moving file

06 Jan 2010   #1
hsrstud

Windows 7
 
 
Get "open in another program" error when moving file

Thank you for your help. Sometimes when I want to move a folder, I receive the following message:

"The action can't be completed because the folder or a file in it is open in another program..."

This is frequently caused by a Thumbs.db file, which I believe generates thumbnail images. Is there a way to prevent Windows from locking these files, so they can be moved, without disabling thumbnails completely as explained above?


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06 Jan 2010   #2
HulaLady

Windows 7
 
 

Hi hrstud, a slightly different problem that I have, but I too am also looking for an updated Version of Unlocker, (in my mind the best software (free), for just the problem you're having. It worked perfectly in XP, but as far as I know; there's no updated version (in the works). Someone mentioned Lockhunter but so far that hasn't worked the way Unlocker did. I find that if you have the preview pane opened, you can't move the file, so I have the preview pane closed when I'm moving files/folders around. Something you might want to try.

Aloha
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07 Jan 2010   #3
hsrstud

Windows 7
 
 

Ok, good idea. Thanks!
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