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Windows 7: "searchprotocolhost.exe" is locking files

16 Dec 2013   #1
antares

Windows XP Professional SP3/Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
"searchprotocolhost.exe" is locking files

Hi, recently I've been having an issue with cut/paste taking forever for files in my 2nd internal drive. When I select those files and I first run Unlocker it lists the process "searchprotocolhost.exe" as the culprit, I click "Unlock All" and after that I can Cut/Paste. What can I do to fix this issue and avoid having to use Unlocker every time I want to cut/paste a file ? I think that this process is related to Windows Search, but it shouldn't cause this issue. Thanks


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16 Dec 2013   #2
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

What happens if you do not use unlocker?
Does the cut/paste operation eventually work?
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16 Dec 2013   #3
antares

Windows XP Professional SP3/Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

No, it loops forever like if it were waiting for something forcing me to cancel it and use Unlocker to unlock the files from searchprotocolhost.exe.
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16 Dec 2013   #4
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Hmmm, that's not right. Try rebuilding the index:
Index - Rebuild
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18 Dec 2013   #5
antares

Windows XP Professional SP3/Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks, I'm currently rebuilding the index, will update if the issue is fixed.
UPDATE: Reindexing has been running for 14 hours already and still showing:"49,658 items indexed
Indexing speed is reduced due to user activity." That number seems to stay constant (does not increase). Is this normal?
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