Windows 7 locks files over network just by browsing folder?
Posted on 2013-06-12
Hello my experts I have an odd problem. We have a windows 2008 server and a domain of about 15 computers. ALL these computers access the files shares (also on the 2008 server) and attempt to move a folder, but get the standard file is locked error message so it cannot be deleted/removed.
File manager on the server shows all these files are locked by users, so I chastised them. However the problem still kept on happening. It seems when someone just OPENS the folder, the files become locked until either they reboot or the server is rebooted.
I have googled a bit and found some people say antivirus, it is not the anti virus, it happens with new computers just put onto the domain, it has nothing to do with the application experience on either the server/computers as I have tested that from some MS articles.