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Action can't be completed because folder or file in use

Postby newperson » Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:38 pm

I am trying to rename a folder.

When I am doing this, I have closed all the files that were open.

THe only thing I can think of is that there's still a file in that folder, in that instance of the program, that says .~lock.BLOG1.docx# since I had it open in openoffice. Then, I closed open office. But that file is still there. I opened it in another window and it is not there.

How come it won't let me rename it? Is this an openoffice problem?
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Re: the action can't be completed because the folder or file

Postby robleyd » Fri Mar 17, 2017 12:46 am

Presumably the full error you are getting is

the action can't be completed because the folder or a file in it is open in another program


This is Windows preventing you from making changes; if you search Google (or your preferred search engine) for that error message you will find many solutions; one is to restart your computer in safe mode and try to make the change.

Try the search
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