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Windows 7: File open in another program prob

09 Jan 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x 64
File open in another program prob

Periodically I'm getting files 'stuck' and when I go to delete them I get the "File Open In System" thing. I've checked all the usual places - NOTHING will delete these files. I think they are all .bin or .iso's that have been opened with UltraISO. I haven't found anything in UltraISO to force close them.

Are there any file system repair utilities that might unlock these files?

=Alan R.

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09 Jan 2011   #2

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer

I'm not familiar with UltraISO.

To delete stuck files, try file unlocker:

Unlocker - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET

If your image burner is a problem, you might want to try ImgBurn:

The Official ImgBurn Website
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09 Jan 2011   #3
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

You can also try to delete them in safe mode. That would release the handles.
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09 Jan 2011   #4


Check your Task Manager to see if they're showing up as still running. And of course, close them if they are. Also, try re-booting your system. That sometimes will do the trick.
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09 Jan 2011   #5

Winbdows 7 ultimate x64 | Ubuntu 12.04 x64 LTS

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09 Jan 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x 64

did it all - sched for reboot - checked task manager - checked for name as a process - nothing showing.

Now I have NOT tried Analyze -Delete Reboot - will def give that a go - Thanks!

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