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Can't Move Folder

Posted on 2013-12-28
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I am trying to move a folder to my c directory but I keep getting this error message:  "The action can't be completed because the folder or a file in it is open in another program."

I cleaned the registry and restarted the computer but still get the same message.

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Question by:Peter
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I've used this utility in the past for this situation,
http://www.snapfiles.com/get/Unlocker.html

As you can see by the reviews, it's quite popular
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you can try it also from a command prompt, when booted in safe mode
what folder is it??
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Hi,

Sometimes we face this problem because this folder or file is open in some other program.
so for that please use the below link for  easy solution of your problem

link:  http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-files/in-windows-7-getting-error-the-action-cant-be/449b2e05-8ed0-4a72-98bd-dde430d27e10
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