This is driving me insane.
First: I use unlocker. I HAVE to. That's how bad my problem is.
But, quite often, even unlocker fails to delete the file. Yes of course it will after a reboot, but the frequency of this happening is seriouly impacting my productivity.
My question is simple: What the
is going on and how the
do I fix it!?!? From a more professional standpoint: how do I debug this to get to the root cause?
I thought it might be my antivirus, so I dumped Norton and tried Avast. I tried disabling Avast. I am not using file sharing. I am not on a mounted volume. I have admin priviledges. I've had this problem forever: it's even survived through a complete reinstall of windows. (I'm using XP Pro SP3 on a NTFS volume.) Nothing on MSDN helped. Many hours of google searching has not helped.
The problem will often occur within seconds of me creating a file or folder. Doesn't seem to matter which. E.g., I create a folder, cd to it, maybe create a file, cd.., then decide to rename the folder. Perhaps 20% of the time, I won't be able to. Perhaps another 20% of the time I use unlocker, it can't help me.
Please help, or I'm soon to be