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got message 'file is open in another program'

  1. #1


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8

    got message 'file is open in another program'


    hi

    in Windows-8 when i try to delete folder i got the message:
    "The action cant be completed because the folder or file in it is open in another program"
    i check and close all program, i dont see it in the task-manager
    (if i reset the computer, and try again it will delete it)


    another problem in Windows-8, when i copy, or delete folder - i cant see the action until i press F5 for refresh


    how i can fix those problems ?
    thanks,
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    West Auckland
    Posts : 107
    Windows 8 Pro Pack x64


    For your first problem, look no further than Unlocker. Goodle it, download and install, it will release any system locks on the file so that you can move or delete it.

    As for deleted folders still being visible until F5... I've not heard of that happening before, no suggestions sorry.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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