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

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    Metspitzer Guest

    Metspitzer, Apr 12, 2013
    #1
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    OldeGuye Guest

    OldeGuye, Apr 12, 2013
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    Nadegda Guest

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

    On Fri, 12 Apr 2013 15:52:48 -0700, OldeGuye wrote:

    > Metspitzer laid this down on his screen :
    >> This hasn't been fixed yet, I assume? If I wait for an unknown amount
    >> of time, it will work.
    >>
    >> http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_8-files/the-

    action-cant-be-completed-because-the-folder-or/95365176-4a14-44d1-
    a590-2e7c0f49d99a
    >
    > Look there again for updates.


    Scatboi??? What the heck are you doing in this newsgroup, ko0ky?
    Nadegda, Apr 13, 2013
    #3
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    Jaypie Guest

    "Metspitzer" a écrit dans le message de groupe de discussion :
    ...

    This hasn't been fixed yet, I assume? If I wait for an unknown amount
    of time, it will work.
    - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

    If your action is to delete the file or folder, you may
    get the free program Unlocker available here :

    http://www.emptyloop.com/unlocker/

    Jaypie
    Jaypie, Apr 13, 2013
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    Metspitzer Guest

    On Fri, 12 Apr 2013 22:14:27 -0400, "Jaypie" <>
    wrote:

    >"Metspitzer" a écrit dans le message de groupe de discussion :
    >...
    >
    >This hasn't been fixed yet, I assume? If I wait for an unknown amount
    >of time, it will work.
    >- - - - - - - - - - - - - -
    >
    >If your action is to delete the file or folder, you may
    >get the free program Unlocker available here :
    >
    >http://www.emptyloop.com/unlocker/
    >

    I actually came up with a work around. The folders I was trying to
    move were on a network drive and an XP machine. I just used
    TeamViewer and moved/deleted the folders with no problem from the XP
    machine.

    Thanks
    Metspitzer, Apr 13, 2013
    #5
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    Shoe Guest

    Shoe, Apr 13, 2013
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    Metspitzer Guest

    On Fri, 12 Apr 2013 23:06:17 -0400, Metspitzer <>
    wrote:

    >On Fri, 12 Apr 2013 22:14:27 -0400, "Jaypie" <>
    >wrote:
    >
    >>"Metspitzer" a écrit dans le message de groupe de discussion :
    >>...
    >>
    >>This hasn't been fixed yet, I assume? If I wait for an unknown amount
    >>of time, it will work.
    >>- - - - - - - - - - - - - -
    >>
    >>If your action is to delete the file or folder, you may
    >>get the free program Unlocker available here :
    >>
    >>http://www.emptyloop.com/unlocker/
    >>

    >I actually came up with a work around. The folders I was trying to

    "were"?
    >move were on a network drive and an XP machine. I just used
    >TeamViewer and moved/deleted the folders with no problem from the XP
    >machine.
    >
    >Thanks
    Metspitzer, Apr 13, 2013
    #7
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    Metspitzer Guest

    On Fri, 12 Apr 2013 23:06:17 -0400, Metspitzer <>
    wrote:

    >On Fri, 12 Apr 2013 22:14:27 -0400, "Jaypie" <>
    >wrote:
    >
    >>"Metspitzer" a écrit dans le message de groupe de discussion :
    >>...
    >>
    >>This hasn't been fixed yet, I assume? If I wait for an unknown amount
    >>of time, it will work.
    >>- - - - - - - - - - - - - -
    >>
    >>If your action is to delete the file or folder, you may
    >>get the free program Unlocker available here :
    >>
    >>http://www.emptyloop.com/unlocker/
    >>

    >I actually came up with a work around. The folders I was trying to
    >move were on a network drive and an XP machine. I just used
    >TeamViewer and moved/deleted the folders with no problem from the XP
    >machine.
    >
    >Thanks


    BTW I think the error is caused by Win7 having a thumbnail file open
    somehow. I would love to find out how to keep Win7 from creating the
    thumbnail file in the first place.
    Metspitzer, Apr 13, 2013
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    Mellowed Guest

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

    On 4/13/2013 9:01 AM, Metspitzer wrote:
    > On Fri, 12 Apr 2013 23:06:17 -0400, Metspitzer <>
    > wrote:
    >
    >> On Fri, 12 Apr 2013 22:14:27 -0400, "Jaypie" <>
    >> wrote:
    >>
    >>> "Metspitzer" a écrit dans le message de groupe de discussion :
    >>> ...
    >>>
    >>> This hasn't been fixed yet, I assume? If I wait for an unknown amount
    >>> of time, it will work.
    >>> - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
    >>>
    >>> If your action is to delete the file or folder, you may
    >>> get the free program Unlocker available here :
    >>>
    >>> http://www.emptyloop.com/unlocker/
    >>>

    >> I actually came up with a work around. The folders I was trying to
    >> move were on a network drive and an XP machine. I just used
    >> TeamViewer and moved/deleted the folders with no problem from the XP
    >> machine.
    >>
    >> Thanks

    >
    > BTW I think the error is caused by Win7 having a thumbnail file open
    > somehow. I would love to find out how to keep Win7 from creating the
    > thumbnail file in the first place.
    >

    Did you try Folder Options - View - Files and Folders - Check 'Always
    show Icons, never Thumbnails'.
    Mellowed, Apr 13, 2013
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    Metspitzer Guest

    On Sat, 13 Apr 2013 09:22:54 -0700, Mellowed <> wrote:

    >On 4/13/2013 9:01 AM, Metspitzer wrote:
    >> On Fri, 12 Apr 2013 23:06:17 -0400, Metspitzer <>
    >> wrote:
    >>
    >>> On Fri, 12 Apr 2013 22:14:27 -0400, "Jaypie" <>
    >>> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> "Metspitzer" a écrit dans le message de groupe de discussion :
    >>>> ...
    >>>>
    >>>> This hasn't been fixed yet, I assume? If I wait for an unknown amount
    >>>> of time, it will work.
    >>>> - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
    >>>>
    >>>> If your action is to delete the file or folder, you may
    >>>> get the free program Unlocker available here :
    >>>>
    >>>> http://www.emptyloop.com/unlocker/
    >>>>
    >>> I actually came up with a work around. The folders I was trying to
    >>> move were on a network drive and an XP machine. I just used
    >>> TeamViewer and moved/deleted the folders with no problem from the XP
    >>> machine.
    >>>
    >>> Thanks

    >>
    >> BTW I think the error is caused by Win7 having a thumbnail file open
    >> somehow. I would love to find out how to keep Win7 from creating the
    >> thumbnail file in the first place.
    >>

    >Did you try Folder Options - View - Files and Folders - Check 'Always
    >show Icons, never Thumbnails'.


    I will give that a shot.
    Thanks
    Metspitzer, Apr 13, 2013
    #10
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    Paul Guest

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

    Metspitzer wrote:
    > On Sat, 13 Apr 2013 09:22:54 -0700, Mellowed <> wrote:
    >
    >> On 4/13/2013 9:01 AM, Metspitzer wrote:
    >>> On Fri, 12 Apr 2013 23:06:17 -0400, Metspitzer <>
    >>> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> On Fri, 12 Apr 2013 22:14:27 -0400, "Jaypie" <>
    >>>> wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>> "Metspitzer" a écrit dans le message de groupe de discussion :
    >>>>> ...
    >>>>>
    >>>>> This hasn't been fixed yet, I assume? If I wait for an unknown amount
    >>>>> of time, it will work.
    >>>>> - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
    >>>>>
    >>>>> If your action is to delete the file or folder, you may
    >>>>> get the free program Unlocker available here :
    >>>>>
    >>>>> http://www.emptyloop.com/unlocker/
    >>>>>
    >>>> I actually came up with a work around. The folders I was trying to
    >>>> move were on a network drive and an XP machine. I just used
    >>>> TeamViewer and moved/deleted the folders with no problem from the XP
    >>>> machine.
    >>>>
    >>>> Thanks
    >>> BTW I think the error is caused by Win7 having a thumbnail file open
    >>> somehow. I would love to find out how to keep Win7 from creating the
    >>> thumbnail file in the first place.
    >>>

    >> Did you try Folder Options - View - Files and Folders - Check 'Always
    >> show Icons, never Thumbnails'.

    >
    > I will give that a shot.
    > Thanks


    There are more extreme options, such as using regsvr32 to unregister
    one or more DLLs. And that will stop the thumbnails as well.

    Paul
    Paul, Apr 13, 2013
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