file access denide after moving a file to another folder

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by joker_rs, Apr 18, 2002.

  1. joker_rs

    joker_rs Guest

    every time i move a file ( wether it be mp3 or exe) it gets locked. i cant cut, paste, copy, del, or even run. i tried the fix about using the command promt and deling them there.

    if any one can think of a good fix i would be glad to hear it
  2. Lonman

    Lonman Bleh!

    This was posted as a news article yesterday:

    Deleting files - Access Denied error
    Posted by waddy on Wednesday, April 17 @ 17:00:03 BST

    Explorer.exe in XP has a bad habit of wanting to hang on to files, even when you have finished using them - therefore when you try to delete the file, XP will say "Access Denied".

    This error occurs more often when working with media files - mp3, avi, mpeg etc.


    Close all open applications.
    Open a command prompt and navigate to the directory with the offending files.
    Then open the Task Manager and click on the Processes tab. select "explorer.exe" under Image Name. Click "End Process".
    That will leave you with only the command prompt and the task manager running.
    Now at the Command Prompt, its time to delete the file(s). Using the DEL command. Example c:>/movies/DEL movie.avi
    Now the files are deleted, go to the task manager and click on the Applications tab. Click the "New Task" button. in the dialog, type explorer.exe and click OK.