File Used, But Not!!!

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by kwantum, Apr 11, 2002.

  1. kwantum

    kwantum Guest

    Sometimes when I try to rename or move or delete a file, i will get an error message that says it is being used by another process, but it is not. I have tried closing all programs/processes, but I still receive this message. Is this a bug?
  2. andy_rose

    andy_rose Moderator

    yeah, that used to happen to me too. and it's not a bug, just the file protection "thing"..anywayz, since i did the always unload dll tweak that u can find right here on xp-erience, that has never happen to me again. i cant say for sure it's because of the dll tweak, but i'm still without the message since..
    hope it helps you 2..:)
  3. Dirk Diggler

    Dirk Diggler Guest

    If there are more than one user on the computer and the file you wish to delete is available to those other users (even though they are not logged on or using the computer), then that file can't be deleted. XP protects that file in case the other user needs/wants it.

    This is just my thought on the subject, and it could be nonsense.
  4. kwantum

    kwantum Guest

    well i only have the 1 user and the guest account is off, so i don't think that's it. i also have tweakxp set to "force windows to unload dlls from memory."
  5. Twink

    Twink Guest

    what file u trying to delete
  6. kwantum

    kwantum Guest

    ususally it's an avi file...rename or delete....
  7. xsivforce

    xsivforce Prodigal Son Folding Team

    Texas, USA
    What programs are open when you try to do that?
  8. Twink

    Twink Guest

    Just wait for the preview to show up before you rename it or push delete
  9. nxtno1

    nxtno1 Guest

    I had that problem with some mp3s i moved them , then moved them back and they said they were always in use. Anyway if you dont need the files you can boot in safe mode and delete them. that work for me.