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File In Use

The action can't be completed because the file...

 
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The application indicated has the file open and in use. You cannot delete, move, rename or take other actions on the file while it is in use.

 
 
   
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  File In Use 

 
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  The action can't be completed because the file is open in application

Close the file and try again.

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Item Type: type
Size: size
Length: time  

 
Typical location
  C:\Windows\

 
Issued By
  explorer.exe

 
OS
  Windows 7

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Type
  error 

   
Vendor
  Microsoft Corporation    
 
   
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If you want to proceed with the action, you will need to release the file from use by closing the file in use from the specified application, or just closing the application. At this point, select Try Again, and the operation should complete.

You can elect to Skip this action and go to the next action (if there are multiple actions) or select Cancel to skip this and any additional actions.

 
   
 
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  FaultWire Staff
Posted: 24-Feb-2010
 
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  Microsoft Corporation (more info...)

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1-425-882-8080
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