troubleshooting Question

C# The process cannot access the file '.log' because it is being used by another process.

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Dinesh KumarFlag for India asked on
C#ASP.NETMicrosoft SQL Server 2008
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Hi I am reading the files only but I am getting the error given in Title of this question:

           String[] WebServer1 = Directory.GetFiles(System.Configuration.ConfigurationManager.AppSettings["WebServer1"], "webapi_trace*.log");
                String[] WebServer2 = Directory.GetFiles(System.Configuration.ConfigurationManager.AppSettings["WebServer2"], "webapi_trace*.log");

                var files = WebServer1.Concat(WebServer2);

                foreach (var f in files)
                {                    
                    log = File.ReadAllText(f);  //GETTING ERROR HERE

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THE ERROR IN DETAIL IS

Timestamp: 1/13/2016 7:25:41 AM
 Message: The process cannot access the file 'D:\apps\webapi_trace.log' because it is being used by another process.   at System.IO.__Error.WinIOError(Int32 errorCode, String maybeFullPath)
   at System.IO.FileStream.Init(String path, FileMode mode, FileAccess access, Int32 rights, Boolean useRights, FileShare share, Int32 bufferSize, FileOptions options, SECURITY_ATTRIBUTES secAttrs, String msgPath, Boolean bFromProxy, Boolean useLongPath, Boolean checkHost)
   at System.IO.FileStream..ctor(String path, FileMode mode, FileAccess access, FileShare share, Int32 bufferSize, FileOptions options, String msgPath, Boolean bFromProxy, Boolean useLongPath, Boolean checkHost)
   at System.IO.StreamReader..ctor(String path, Encoding encoding, Boolean detectEncodingFromByteOrderMarks, Int32 bufferSize, Boolean checkHost)
   at System.IO.File.InternalReadAllText(String path, Encoding encoding, Boolean checkHost)
   at log = File.ReadAllText(f) line 8
 Category: Error
Process Name: c:\windows\system32\inetsrv\w3wp.exe
 Extended Properties:

HOW CAN I RESOLVE THIS, Does this require a code change.
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Karrtik Iyer
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