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Windows 7: File locking problem.

01 Feb 2012   #21


I assume this is repeatable enough that if you sit in Visual Studio and compile and link this .exe you can get this error message.

Get into Resource Monitor and get to the CPU tab at the top and the HANDLE window below.

I don't know if the enqueue (semaphore/lock) is at the .exe level. For example, I have a .bat file opened in notepad but in the handle search, only the DIRECTORY is shown via a handle.

So, be ready and have your .exe directory typed into the handle SEARCH entry so you can see what Visual Studio is doing with it.

You can keep clicking the up/down arrow thing which does a REsearch. It seems you do NOT have to have ANY processes in the top window checked to allow THEM to be searched. It seems the search will search everywhere even if none are checked.

If no go here, then we'll try a lock trace (which I've never done but I can play around with to get it set up correctly).

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01 Feb 2012   #22

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1

happens every time unless waiting about 2 minutes.. Compile some code.. Make a change in the code.. recompile =:

"LINK : fatal error LNK1104: cannot open file 'C:\Users\Oli\documents\visual studio 2010\Projects\test\Debug\test.exe'"

2 seconds will try that above

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01 Feb 2012   #23

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1

VCExpress.exe is the recognised handler when the application successfully recompiles and executes but nothing when the error is brought up.

Could try the lock trace?

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