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Windows 7: Folder in use when deleting.

31 Oct 2013   #1
PoBear

Windows 7
 
 
Folder in use when deleting.

Hi guys

Thought I would post this in case it was of use to someone experiencing this, I haven't seen this as a solution anywhere else.

I regularly get a folder reported as locked by another process when I am trying to delete it, especially on network shares, even though I know that there is nothing that should be holding it.

The file in use is usually thumbs.db, if it happens, try switching your explorer window to tile mode, I find this releases the lock and allows the delete, I have no idea why it works but it does.

Regards


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31 Oct 2013   #2
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Thumbs is a hidden file used for thumbnails. Using tiles or any other view other than thumbnails will release the lock, as its not showing the thumbnail. Which is why this works.



---For anyone else having problems deleting files---

Try restarting the pc first. Then try:

Try unlocker

UNLOCKER 1.9.2 BY CEDRICK 'NITCH' COLLOMB

Its a free program that can easily delete stuck items.
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