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Windows 7: Getting a message saying that a file is open, when it's not

17 Mar 2011   #11
unifex

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TMasuer View Post
Hmm - still not getting this.

Open the cmd prompt, I am at C:\Users\Username
Type cd G:, and press the enter key.
Now, right under C:\Users\Username is G:\
But then there is a space, and i am back at C:\Users\Username, without typing anything after I typed cd G:

So, my cmd prompt looks like this:

MS windows
Copyright 2009...

C:\Users\Username>cd: G
G:\

C:\Users\Username

What am I doing wrong?
In Windows you do not type cd G:\. Instead you just type

G:

that's it. After that, type M followed by Tab.

This way you should get to G:\Music Vids, unless there is something else starting with M in G:\, in this case type Mus then Tab.


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17 Mar 2011   #12
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

Unifex, take it easy for a second. We're getting there.
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17 Mar 2011   #13
unifex

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Lol, I guess you were typing at the same time as I did, I did not see your post about G: until I've typed mine
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17 Mar 2011   #14
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

Must have been. No worries. I just don't want to create any confusion by co-posting and we're almost done with my test.
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17 Mar 2011   #15
TMasuer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks guys for trying to help

Sorry, DOS is like a foreign language to me.

Ok, dont type Cd G:, just type G: - got it.

So, I type G:, and that gets me to a G prompt; to the G folder. K, great. Now I type cd Music Vids, and now I am at that dir. Great.

So, I use the ren cmd.

When I boot into windows, and do nothing but go start>run>cmd prompt (dont open any windows) I can successfully change the filename. Then, I go and navigate to that dir in WinExplorer, and try to rename that file I just renamed using the cmd prompt again, and the cmd prompt tells me:

"The process cannot access the file b/c it is being used by another process."

Hmmm. It's not being used tho...this is really bugging me - now, it's really more of "I am friggin annoyed b/c I cant figure this out" as opposed to the actual need to rename/delete the file.

So, does this lend itself to "I suspect it's an associated explorer dll associated with displaying the files that is hanging when it parses those two files in an explorer window."? If so, where should I look next?

Thanks!
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17 Mar 2011   #16
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

This leads me to believe that it's a corrupt dll related to the explorer process responsible for displaying files in those windows, as I stated earlier, since the lock is only happening once you attempt to display it in an explorer window.

Open an elevated command prompt by hitting the start button and typing "cmd", then right clicking on the CMD icon and Run as Administrator. Once that opens, type "sfc /scannow" and let it do its thing. Hopefully it finds the corrupt dll associated with this problem and fixes it. If not, we'll have to start looking elsewhere.

Once that is done.... how/when did this start and did it happen at some point after installing video or picture software on your computer?
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17 Mar 2011   #17
TMasuer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Did the scan - no "integrity violations" found by resource protection

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FliGi7 View Post
Once that is done.... how/when did this start and did it happen at some point after installing video or picture software on your computer?
Interesting - I recently installed the Adobe After Effects trail version. It has not expired yet, as I installed it 15 days ago. But it is impossible to say if that is the culprit. Would this have happend before the AE install? Maybe, maybe not - impossible to tell. But even if it is the culprit - why would only two files be affected - and not the others of the same type in the same folder?

Thanks again!
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17 Mar 2011   #18
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

Or it could simply be that those two files are corrupt and simply need to be downloaded again. Occam's Razor.

How did you acquire them?
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17 Mar 2011   #19
TMasuer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Maybe those two files are corrupt - but why then can I rename/delete them from my XP partition with no problem?

All files were d/l-ed from a client's server on different days. Same server. Sure, I can get them again if need be, but they play fine, so there really isn't a need. I just really really REALLY want to know WTF W7 is doing here...LOL

Thanks!
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17 Mar 2011   #20
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

It could very well be that Adobe After Effects augmented or altered the Windows 7 thumbnailing or display dll's. It could also be that Windows 7's dll's vary in how they parse MKV files as compared to XP and it's just getting hung up on this particular file with a particular encoding.

One possible thing to try is simply uninstallating that software and seeing if that fixes it.

Another possible thing to try would be to use a MKV repair tool to see if that can fix it, if the files are somehow corrupted just enough to cause Win 7 to hang in displaying them.

All I could find was something called Meteorite MKV repair tool, which I don't believe is supported any longer, so your results may vary. I have never used it either, so I can't vouch for it.

The zip download is here:

Meteorite | Download Meteorite software for free at SourceForge.net

And here's a very short how-to:

How to Repair an MKV Video File | eHow.com

It sounds like it is something you can extract to a folder run without installing anything, which makes it less worrisome than if it actually required installation (at which point I wouldn't recommend it). If this is the case, you might want to try it out. I just can't think of much else at the moment.
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