Trying to move a file and receive 'this action cannot be completed...


  1. Posts : 3
    Windows 7 Version 6.1
       #1

    Trying to move a file and receive 'this action cannot be completed...


    ...because the folder of file in it is open in another program'

    I have closed down all files but still it wont move.

    I am sure it's a simple solution...something to do with the file property perhaps?!

    Thanks in advance.

    K
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    W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
       #2

    Welcome to 7 Forums. Can you give us a bit more information such as what type of file you're trying to move, where from and where to?
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  3. Posts : 3
    Windows 7 Version 6.1
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Hello there. Yes...

    It's a file folder from the desktop, a folder that I created for work files including word documents, pictures and some excel spreadsheets. I just want to move this folder in to another folder that is also on the desktop. I have managed to move other folders but there are a handful that wont move.
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       #4

    Are to trying to move the parent folder in one go or individual files one by one?
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  5. Posts : 3
    Windows 7 Version 6.1
    Thread Starter
       #5

    the parent folder
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  6. Posts : 6,741
    W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
       #6

    Try moving each individual file one by one from within the folder, see if you can do that.
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