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Windows 7: w7 locking

22 Mar 2011   #1
illizit

Win7 Ult x64
 
 
w7 locking

why does windows 7 ultimate x64 (not sure if other versions have this issue) lock files after they are deleted thus making overwriting impossible for what seems to be a huge amount of time until system decides its ok to stop being a worthless piece of?

is there seriously anyway to fix this? permissions don't help, "running as admin" is a joke
why the hell does it do this???


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22 Mar 2011   #2
CyberZeus

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 clean install
 
 

How is it possible to lock a file AFTER it has been deleted?
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22 Mar 2011   #3
illizit

Win7 Ult x64
 
 

because windows 7 does not delete it for me...
it locks it when i tell it to delete it then about 5-7 minutes later it will delete it
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22 Mar 2011   #4
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Thats not normal, something else is going on there. I've never seen that happen on any Windows OS I've ever ran. Has it always done this or did you just notice it? Is the delay with the file going to the recycle bin or actually emptying the recycle bin? How much free space do you have on your hard drive/partition?
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22 Mar 2011   #5
CyberZeus

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 clean install
 
 

Is there an antivirus active? Have you tried to disable it to verify if the antivirus locks it?
You can also use LockHunter is a free 64/32 bit tool to delete files blocked by any processes to check which process is locking the file.
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22 Mar 2011   #6
illizit

Win7 Ult x64
 
 

its always happened the entire time ive used windows 7 but only been using for a few months
i have had it happen with every type of file and even folders but seems to be happening alot more with mingw32 trying to overwrite exe.
doesnt matter if i manually try to really delete or just send it to recycling bin. i think it just copies file to recycling bin then locks the file after copy.

is there any service if disabled will cause this issue? the only thing i can think that may be "wrong" or different
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22 Mar 2011   #7
illizit

Win7 Ult x64
 
 

no av/firewall..
ive used lockhunter before but it cant unlock from "system"
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22 Mar 2011   #8
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

No AV/firewall as in not installed or just turned off?
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22 Mar 2011   #9
illizit

Win7 Ult x64
 
 

its def not av causing this issue
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22 Mar 2011   #10
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Maybe not, but if you're not using an AV app, maybe your system is infected with something?

EDIT: Are you running BitLocker?
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