Cannot Move/Delete Files


Andrew Mullen

When trying to delete or move certain files in our file
system, (even files we just created) we often get an error
that states:

Cannot Move/Delete File or Folder

Cannot move/delete (filename). There has been a sharing
violation. The source or destination file may be in use.

We used to have a NT 4.0 Server and we would use
FileManager to close all open instances of the file and
then we could delete/move it, however, we are now using a
Win2K Server and FileManager no longer exists. We are
stuck! This occurs on files on our local machines as well

We have also tried moving and/or deleting thru DOS Command
window and no luck there either. We get this message:

"The process cannot access the file because it is being
used by another process."
even though there is no processes using that file...

Can someone help?

Andrew Mullen
Trade Express Magazine
(e-mail address removed)

Steven L Umbach

I don't know if this will help but in Computer Management/shared folders you can end
sessions and disconnect connected files if that would help. Computer Management can
also manage remote computers. Otherwise try the handle utility from SysInternals to
identify the process that is keeping a file open and then use Task Manager to kill
the process if possible. --- Steve

Andrew Mullen

Hey Thanks, Thats a cool little program, but even after
closing the process with that program (the files we cannot
move/delete all show up in there)we still cannot move or
delete them! All of the files are opened by PID 8, which
is the system. I cannot kill that process without
killing our server... Any other suggesstions?

-----Original Message-----
I don't know if this will help but in Computer
Management/shared folders you can end

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