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Error Deleting File or Folder

Cannot delete : It is being used by another...

 
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You cannot delete an a file or folder that is already open in another application.

 
 
   
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  Error Deleting File or Folder 

 
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  Cannot delete item : It is being used by another person or program.

Close any programs that might be using the file and try again. 

 
Typical location
  C:\WINDOWS\

 
Issued By
  explorer.exe

 
OS
  Windows XP

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  Microsoft Corporation    
 
   
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Release the File
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Select the application that is currently using the file or folder and save the file or folder so that your second application can access it.

If you recently had an application crash, it may have left a lock on a file. A system reboot may be necessary to release the file for other applications to access and/or modify the file.

 
   
 
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  FaultWire Staff
Posted: 14-Sep-2009
 
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