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Reply Bioyh says: September 30, 2015 at 5:19 am Thank you! Helped me. The it could remind you that a folder you requested to be deleted has now been moved to the trash can. Adam Fowler says: May 7, 2014 at 8:32 pm You've synced your entire hard drive with OneDrive? Source

You can follow him on Twitter if you'd like. I think I just switch to W10 .. I looked on the net but was unable to bring it back. Adam David says: December 30, 2014 at 10:21 am Thanks, Adam. learn this here now

Like Show 0 Likes(0) Actions 3. Just all the folders I access daily for business. March 22, 2014 at 5:03 am I ran into this problem because I had the "preview pane" open in Windows Explorer. Thumbs.db?

While that cleared up most deletion problems and decluttered user folders, the Thumbs.db problem persists to this day when working with network/remote drives and folders. I've been searching for a solution to this issue. up vote 62 down vote favorite 24 Sometimes when I'm working in Windows I'll get this prompt when I try to delete a directory: Folder In Use The action can't be Adam Fowler says: December 10, 2014 at 9:31 am Make sure you've got the leading line: Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 in your registry file.

We'll start with the temporary solutions, which are handy if you're using a work computer where you don't have the privileges to make changes. If you point me to the offending comment/s, however, I may be able to do something about that. Bless you! http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_8-files/file-in-use-error-when-deleting/772441c4-5e9e-494c-ae3c-3245c3f0fc5a This is to solve the particular error in the question, i.e. "the folder is open in another program." Is this your situation? –bcorso Dec 11 '15 at 17:39 | show 1

The most recent version I could find doesn't mention Vista, but it'd be worth a shot. Thanks for sharing 🙂 Reply JohnnyB says: August 2, 2015 at 12:56 am That did not do it for me. Something to check before you go all task manager on it. Re: File in Use error deleting PDF in Windows 8.1 SkyDrive ireneeng Aug 4, 2014 2:05 PM (in response to kirklandbarrett) HiI'm having the same problem: can't delete from DropBox and

If i right click to anywhere under or on the "Explorer" folder i get these options under "new": Key, String Value, Binary Value, DWORD (32-bit) Value, QWORD (64-bit) Value, Multi String http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/5-ways-delete-file-use-windows/ I'm sure its a simple solution, I just haven't used computers in 10 years and this simple problem is killing me. Acrobat and Reader are not running while deleting the file. Mostrar más Cargando...

Legend Correct Answers - 10 points © 2016 Adobe Systems Incorporated. Today i got annoyed enough to try find out why it can't do something simple like move stuff from one folder to another on the same hdd without throwing an error Typically though, this isn't the case. Switch to the Processes tab, then browse for the application that was used to open it.

Not particularly intuitive, Microsoft!)-------"' but it wouldn't recognise the gpedit.msc. Start cmd as the only process 4. Joe Medeiros, CSWP says November 15, 2012 at 1:45 pm Hi Matthew, In some case Windows will tell what program is holding a file (at least in Windows 7), but the have a peek here I found another little utility call Unlocker which also can help unlock files.

Reply Brodie says: March 2, 2016 at 10:57 pm Ok Adam, Truly feeling like a newbie now. In looking into this further, the Modern app for SkyDrive shows these files as awaiting updates on SkyDrive - even after 24 hours later. Is this something that Adobe & Microsoft should look into together?

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Check this post for details: http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/9925-file-sharing-connections-encryption-change-settings-windows-8-a.html Update 4: Here's a screenshot of the registry after being modified. Don Job says: September 2, 2014 at 4:20 pm Edit the registry if you don't have professional. same issues as above deleting or moving files state "open in another application" so can't proceed. Reply Adam Fowler says: March 13, 2015 at 2:52 pm Glad to hear it and thanks for letting me know 🙂 Reply Blake says: March 25, 2015 at 2:43 am Will

Incoming Links Re: Trying to delete a .pdf and get the error: The action can't be completed because the file is open in another program. Only for Acrobat files and no other file types. Rename it to anything you like. You can now delete your files.

Show 22 replies 1. And it does so, at the next reboot. You could interpret that as a simple... I tried to screen shot both of Group Policy Editor and the Registry Editor but cannot seem to send them through this reply.

I realize that I must have the basic Microsoft 8 so I started by installing gpedit.msc. You could manually unlock the file by closing Windows Explorer 3 Advanced Tips & Tricks For Using Windows Explorer 3 Advanced Tips & Tricks For Using Windows Explorer Windows Explorer is Not particularly intuitive, Microsoft!) Reply Mabel says: July 15, 2013 at 4:15 pm I have the home edition of Windows 8 and when I enter gpedit.msc into the Run field, it You'll then have to restart it, since Explorer is also responsible for the start menu and the task bar.

Reply TokyoDesu March 22, 2014 at 12:24 am i have 2 folders without name and don't delete DX is bad xD Reply Xantes March 21, 2014 at 8:07 pm There are Thanks again! When you're tidying files, deleting older archives, or otherwise cleaning up after yourself it's not uncommon to run into  the very annoying "File In Use" error. Reply John Paul Erazo May 18, 2015 at 9:27 am thank you very much.

I ran Process Explorer, moved a few folders until I recreated the error and did a search for the folder that was in use. Re: File in Use error deleting PDF in Windows 8.1 SkyDrive cabedelo33 Sep 22, 2014 4:14 AM (in response to redmondmmp) It works fine. Displaying ALL processes (not just User) allowed me to locate and end the problem app; after that a successful uninstall completed this task. The Local Group Policy Editor will be launched.

Each folder contains an Excel file that has a link to a non-existing file also (I cannot break that link!). Reply Michael JD says: March 25, 2015 at 3:08 am I successfully managed to crack the problem (windows 8.1 64bit) also by adding a new key under policies\Microsoft\windows\explorer.