Cannot move or delete MP3 files

Discussion in 'Windows Media Player' started by John, Feb 21, 2007.

  1. John

    John Guest

    Window XP Pro SP2
    Windows Media Player 10

    When I try to move or delete a MP3 file,
    it gives the following error:
    "Cannot move file: It is being used by another person or program."

    Does Windows Media Player lock MP3 files so you cannot move them?
    I am unclear if it is a service in the background or Windows Media Player
    somehow running in the background.

    Thank you for your feedback.
     
    John, Feb 21, 2007
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  2. John

    John Guest

    All my MP3 files are not copy protected.
    They are voice recordings.

    As you suggested, I used the following setting:
    WMP 10 | Tools | Options | Player tab | Uncheck - Add music files to library
    when played

    I closed WMP.
    I tried moving the MP3 files to a different directory using File Explorer.

    Same error message appeared.
    "Cannot move file: It is being used by another person or program."

    Thank you for your feedback.
     
    John, Feb 21, 2007
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  3. John

    Dale Guest

    Do you have any other media players installed?

    Dale
     
    Dale, Feb 21, 2007
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  4. John

    John Guest

    Real Player is installed but I seldom use it.
     
    John, Feb 22, 2007
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  5. John

    tinadony

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    Re:Cannot move or deete Mp3 files

    I have experienced it too, I'm using "Long Path Tool" for this kind of problem, It's worth a try.Guaranteed fix.
     
    tinadony, Jul 28, 2013
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