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File In Use

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

 
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The specified file is already in use with another application. The file must first be closed before other actions can occur on the file.

 
 
   
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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.

filename

File Description: description
Company: company
File version: version
Date Created: date
Size: size  

 
Typical location
  C:\Windows\

 
Issued By
  explorer.exe

 
OS
  Windows 7

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  Microsoft Corporation    
 
   
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Close Files in Use
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To proceed with actions on the file or folder, the application using it must release it. Either save or close the open file.

If you continue to get a warning, try closing the open application.

    If you had an application crash since powering on, Windows may think a file is still in use, when it no longer is. A reboot should clear the issue.

     
       
     
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      FaultWire Staff
    Posted: 22-Jan-2011
     
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    Last update: 22-Jan-2011 10:13 am