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Notepad

The process cannot access the file because it...

 
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The file you are trying to use has be locked by another program and cannot be accessed. For example, if Microsoft Word has a file open, it will prevent another program from accessing the file.

 
 
   
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  Notepad 

 
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  The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process. 

 
Typical location
  C:\Windows\System32\

 
Issued By
  notepad.exe

 
OS
  Windows 7

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  error 

   
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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: 18-Oct-2010
     
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