File is in use by another process - How can I find what is using / locking it?
Posted on 2004-11-17
I am trying to delete a bunch of files (a profile folder, actually), but they are in use. "Cannot delete ntuser.dat: It is being used by another person or program. Close any programs that might be using the file and try again." [OK]
And if I try and edit / open NTUSER.dat in notepad, "The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process."
I am NOT logged into this current user, and the files should NOT be in use. If you would like to know more information I can elaborate. I need to know what is using these files, and how I can close those processes and/or services so these files get deleted when they are supposed to.
This is replacing another question that I've had open in this TA for the past 2 days, but received no comments.
Thanks in advance,