File is being used by another application
Posted on 2005-05-02
Using XP home.
I have 30 Word documents in a folder "\Original". They have illogical names and also need editing. I created another folder "\New". I have been copying them one at a time from "\Original" to "\New". It takes some poking around among the documents in "\Original" to locate the "next" one (Opening it in Word to see what the heck it really is). When I find it, I copy (copy, not move) it to "\New", and rename it.
HERE IS THE PROBLEM: If I attempt to revisit a document in "\New", the system will not let me. It tells me that that document is being used by another application.
There are no Task Bar "running application" indications. Each incident of Word is closed before I move on to the next one.
I can fix this by re-booting, but with 30 documents, this gets very annoying.
What is going on here, and how can I stop it??