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How to delete the file kept open on the machine from the server on shared drive

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Hi,

Please help me in finding the solution.

How can I delete a file kept open by a user on his computer from shared drive?
I am rearranging the folders and need to delete some files that, but they are kept open by the users on their machine. We are using Server 2008.
please advise, its a bit URGENT.

Regards,
Fahad
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You can kill the user session. You must use the MMC storage & share management. On your right, you have to run "Manage open files".. so, you can kill user session on your files.
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Unlocker is a very useful freeware that will allow you to unlock any files that are currently in use by Windows. We have used it at our facility to close files on a shared folder and it works great.  You can get it here:

http://www.filehippo.com/download_unlocker/
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Excellent, on target.

Thank you very much

Fahad
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