File in use?

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Timeo27

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Lately, I've got a couple of larger movie files that I've been trying to move to different folders, but when I try to move one of the files, it says that the file is currently in use, despite the fact that I haven't tried playing it or opening it in anyway. This still occurs even after I've restarted the computer. That's the annoying thing; usually restarting does the trick.

Anyone have any ideas?
 

Hipster Doofus

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#2
If you know you're way around a prompt window try this. If not let us know & you'll get a simpler explanation.

Open a prompt window & navigate to the file. Open taskmanager/processes & close explorer.exe. Leave task manager open. Now go to the prompt window & move the file to where you want. Now go back to task manager/applications & start windows.exe.
 
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Timeo27

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Thanks, Hipster, I should have thought of that before. I grew up using DOS and command prompts.

Anyway, I've got my files moved, but I still wish that I could fix whatever it is that's mixed up with the file, because it still thinks it's in use or something.
 

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