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unable to move a folder of wav files "In use" locked by 'System'

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#1 Sylveon Fetish

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Posted 13 December 2015 - 07:51 PM

I downloaded a bunch of wav files in a .zip archive that are from Pokémon Platinum and I extracted it into a folder using 7zip. but I am unable to move that folder to any other directory, I always get a "This action cannot be completed because it is in use by another program". Lock Hunter claims that the locking process is 'System'. A Google search on this issue tells me that it only occurs when you try to delete an ISO when it is mounted by Daemon Tools, but this is not an ISO and Daemon Tools isn't even running! This is just a folder with wav files in it. 7zip isn't running either! in fact the original zipped folder is long been deleted like 4 hours ago. I tried to move the folder into my 'Music Creation' folder in 'My Documents' and I run into this error every time. it currently sits in 'Downloads' unable to move because of this.

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#2 britechguy


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Posted 13 December 2015 - 07:57 PM

Have you tried booting into Safe Mode (keep striking the F8 key about once per second when you first power up) and seeing if you can move/delete it?


I've had this sort of thing happen intermittently over the years and generally booting into Safe Mode allows me access.  It's maddening when this occurs for no reason that anyone can easily fathom!

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