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Backup / sync program - locked files

Posted on 2015-01-14
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Hi,

I stopped a syncing program (FreeFileSync) in the middle of a job. I think it put some kind of a "lock" status on files and folders during the procedure, and now I can't modify, rename, etc. anything on these folders.

How can I take this "lock" off?

Thanks in advance.
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Rodney Barnhardt earned 250 total points
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Is it all files or just some files. It may be possible that the app left the file in an "open" state. I would check the status by opening Computer Management, expanding Shared Folders, then looking at "open files". You can force the closed here if they are showing "Write+Read" on the files.
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Hi,

The files in question are on a network drive, and an entire folder seems to be affected.
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So after trying what Rodney suggested above, if that still doesn't help, there is a tool called "unlocker" that has worked well for me, but you need to be certain nobody is actually accessing the file,
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Thanks to all.
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