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I have a zip file that I cannot delete, I get the message that "The Folder is open in System"

I used Handle.exe to determine what process had it locked and it tells me it's in use by 'NT Kernal & System'

Doesn't sound like that is a process I can just kill? I don't want to re-boot the machine as it's my primary mail server but I'm guessing that might be the only option?

Any ideas?
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Not knowing what the file is or the OS you could try:

1. Taking ownership of the file and then try to delete it

2. Unlocker:  http://www.emptyloop.com/unlocker/

But since it is in use by "system" I believe the safest way is to reboot the system.
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I think you are correct, guess I will find a service window and re-boot.

Thanks
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