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Error Moving File or Folder

Cannot move : Access is denied. Make sure the...

 
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The file cannot be moved until released by the application that is using it or there is sufficient space on the target disk or media.

 
 
   
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  Error Moving File or Folder 

 
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  Cannot move file : Access is denied.

Make sure the disk is not full or write-protected
and that the file is not currently in use. 

 
Typical location
  C:\WINDOWS\

 
Issued By
  explorer.exe

 
OS
  Windows XP

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  Microsoft Corporation    
 
   
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Select Different Disk or Media
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Select a different disk drive or media that has sufficient free space.

 
   
 
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Posted: 28-May-2011
 
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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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Last update: 28-May-2011 10:30 am