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while copying music files get error message "cannot copy user mapping section open."

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While copying "my music" from my desktop to my laptop I keep getting this error. "Cannot copy with user mapping section open" I have to keep pressing try again over and over again. I have even tried copying to a external hard drive and then to the laptop. Get same results.

What is the cause of this and is there any way around it?
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relates to the following error code....

1224L ERROR_USER_MAPPED_FILE
"The requested operation cannot be performed on a file with a user-mapped section open."

Usually a simple reboot clears any open handles..

A few thoughts though...

Cant be the entire music folder this is affecting. I would try copying in smaller chunks, and when you find one that this happens to, try the folllowing program...

Who Lock Me? ~ IT Professionals
http://www.lockergnome.com/nexus/it/2005/04/14/who-lock-me/

Install it and simply right click the file>WhoLockMe? and see if it displays a good result...

Additionally, in process explorer, use the Find function at the top, and search for *.mp3 (assuming these are MP3 files...). It will show you what processes have locked them as well....
Process Explorer for Windows v10.21
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysinternals/ProcessesAndThreads/ProcessExplorer.mspx
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