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

Posted on 2007-07-26
Last Modified: 2012-06-21
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?
Question by:psalm10720
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    relates to the following error code....

    "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

    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

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