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Cannot Move File - File In Use

I am unable to move a file from inside a folder to another partition. I get the message "the file is in use by another person or program.". This situation persists even after a restart. I don't know what could be using this file.
I can copy the file, delete it but not move it.
I created the file & the folder containing it; no other user has been involved. I can't see this as an ownership/permissions issue. I have "full control" in any case.
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Pete LongTechnical ConsultantCommented:

Download Unlocker this will end the processes that are locking the file or folder open and allow you to delete it http://ccollomb.free.fr/unlocker/#download 
 You can also  use ZAP Included with the Microsoft SMS 2.0 Resource Guide and the
Microsoft BackOffice Resource Kit 4.5. or you can download it here
What about the folder you are trying to move it to - do you have the necessary permissions on the destination folder?
Greetings mpzqno,

You may need to change the permission on file or folder.  HOW TO: Take Ownership of a File or Folder in Windows XP

Best wishes, war1
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Thats an interesting one.
This might give you some avenues to try.


Also is the file you are moving encrypted? If so moving it to a non encryptable partition (FAT32) could cause this.
I'd try disabling the indexing service for a start and see how it reacts after a reboot.
mpzqnoAuthor Commented:
Thanks to all of you.
Ihad already checked ownership/permissions of the source folder & file  (thanks war1) but not on the destination folder as suggested by KCTS. I gave myyself Full Control on this folder also but still have the problem.
I'm giving Pete Long the credit for solving this. Actually I had Unlocker already but hadn't installed it. It worked like a charm!. It reported that were no locking handles but offered to help me work with the file. The moving went perfectly.
Thanks Pete!
mpzqnoAuthor Commented:
PS: Thanks qz&dsw.
That sounds like a good tip. I've saved it to try next time.
Pete LongTechnical ConsultantCommented:
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