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"The action can't be completed because the folder or a file in it is open in another program"

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#1 andru_c


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Posted 09 November 2010 - 05:40 PM

When trying to rename a new folder in Windows 7, the user gets the message "the action can't be completed because the folder or a file in it is open in another program." We have tried turning off indexing for the parent folder. We can delete the folder. We just can't rename it. It has 'Read-only' attribute. Any suggestions?

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#2 cryptodan


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Posted 09 November 2010 - 05:41 PM

Try this: File Unlocker.

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Posted 11 November 2010 - 02:33 AM

right click on the folder and a menu pops up, you see "properties" at the end, click it and then change folder attributes from read-only to something else.

hope this helps. :huh:

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