Unmovable file

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Help' started by Nancy 4, Jun 7, 2011.

  1. Nancy 4

    Nancy 4 Guest

    This is very strange. On Vista SP2 32-bit, I have a recently downloaded
    file that I cannot move. When I try to move it anywhere, I get a popup
    saying there's already a file with the same name in the destination
    folder. If I then cancel, sure enough I find a file with that name there
    -- apparently a copy of the file I was trying to move.

    Thing is, it wasn't there before. This even happens if I try to move the
    file into an empty directory. Magically, a duplicate of the file I'm
    trying to move appears there with the same name just as I go to move it,
    and Windows then complains that there's already a file there with that name!

    WTF is going on?
    Nancy 4, Jun 7, 2011
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  2. Nancy 4

    Andy Guest

    what is the name of the file that might give us something to try to help you
    Andy, Jun 8, 2011
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  3. Nancy 4

    Pfsszxt Guest

    rename it??
    Pfsszxt, Jun 13, 2011
  4. Nancy 4

    Nancy 4 Guest

    Suffering from reading comprehension problems, Berigheid? I was not
    getting any message about the file being in use. Instead, the file was
    being copied to the destination in advance of the move attempt, which
    then found its *name* already in use.
    Nancy 4, Jun 14, 2011
  5. Nancy 4

    Andy Guest

    Wont work if its actualy in use will give the user an error message that its
    in use.
    Andy, Jun 14, 2011
  6. Nancy 4


    Jun 26, 2013
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    you can use unlocker a free to tool to analyze which process access the file
    justintjacob, Jun 26, 2013
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