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
    on.


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    "Nancy 4" <0m> wrote in message
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    > 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?
     
    Andy, Jun 8, 2011
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  3. Nancy 4

    Guest

    On Wed, 8 Jun 2011 03:27:51 -0400, "Andy" <> wrote:

    >what is the name of the file that might give us something to try to help you
    >on.



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

    Nancy 4 Guest

    On 12/06/2011 4:35 PM, A. van der Berigheid wrote:
    > "Nancy 4" <0m> schreef in bericht
    > news:islt1h$pgb$...
    >> 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?

    >
    > A process or service is blocking your efforts.
    > Get Unlocker: http://www.filehippo.com/download_unlocker/


    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
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  5. Nancy 4

    Andy Guest

    Wont work if its actualy in use will give the user an error message that its
    in use.


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    > On Wed, 8 Jun 2011 03:27:51 -0400, "Andy" <> wrote:
    >
    >>what is the name of the file that might give us something to try to help
    >>you
    >>on.

    >
    >
    > rename it??
     
    Andy, Jun 14, 2011
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  6. Nancy 4

    justintjacob

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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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