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Windows 7: Windows Explorer locks files

31 Jan 2011   #1

Window s 32 bit
Windows Explorer locks files

I keep getting files that I can't move or delete and find they are locked by Windows Explorer. They are usually .mkv files but not always. Why does this happen?

I installed an app called Lockhunter which usually deletes or unlocks them, though sometimes it mucks up Explorer until I reboot.

Is there some way of stopping this before it happens?

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