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windows 2000 - cannot delete a file from the server

Posted on 2008-06-19
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we are trying to delete a folder on a server drive but not able to.  It keeps saying access is denied.  The source file may be in use.

We have confirmed that the folder is not in-used and opened.  Is there a way to remove this folder besides reboot the production server?  

Please advise.
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Try the software called UnLocker, it's free and works a dream when a file gets 'stuck' like that :).
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it does not work.

Thanks.
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Have you tried Filemon from Sysinternals?
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Can be caused by a long path to the folder. Rename folders to shorten down the path to the folder before deleting it.
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have a look at this ...

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/243514

hope it helps
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Thanks Everyone.  The folder which we want to delete is now gone when checked.  It could be something related to what noc-mitts mentioned.
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Thanks everyone.
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