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Cannot delete Excel Addin from Roaming Profile Folder

Posted on 2014-03-18
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I added an Excel Add-in into Excel then unticked it in the Add-ins box, closed Excel then went to delete the Add-in

The message appears saying"The action cannot be completed because the file is open in another program" or it says it is open in System

I have searched the server for instances of the add-ins but can't find any other than in my test use roaming profile \\server\Profiles\testuser\appdata\Roaming\Microsoft\Add-ins which is where I am trying to delete it from

I have logged completely out and back in again. The Excel Add in is unticked in Excel and I have tried Unlocker but Unlocker says The object could not be deleted.

I have tried doing a shift delete and deleting through the command prompt but it just says the file is being used by another process

I really don't want to reboot this Windows 2008 R2 server as it holds the roaming profiles and home drives

Any help appreciated
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I have just solved this by going into Share and Storage Management and I was able to close 2 open files relating to this

The files then deleted!!

Taken all day to find this fix ;-)
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I was going to say when I read your post that you must have an other file opened you need to close all files and then try but good you found it yourself !!!
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Going into Sharing and Storage Management fixed this issue. The error message did indicate that it must be open somewhere. It was just a case of finding where!
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