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win XP media center 2005

I have a set of nearly 100 .mov files, stored 1 file per folder.

I am trying to consolidate them in groups and eliminate most of the folders. I can move one file without a problem. But after that, every other file can't be moved. I get the standard file lock message: "it is being used by another person or program".

there is no other person or program running that -should- cause this.

I can use unlocker to unlock a file, then I can move it and delete the folder it was in. But when I go to the next folder/file, it refuses to be moved until I unlock it. Doing this 100 times is a pain.

I have no other programs running (in the foreground) and can't see any processes that I would suspect to be causing this.

After I reboot, I can again move a single file, after which all the others in the set become locked.

Any clues as to what could be causing this anomaly?
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post #2 of 4
- I'm assuming you have completely disabled any A/V software first?
- Indexing, defragmentation and backup services aren't interfering?
- When using Unlocker, does it show you what process(s) are the cause? Or does it just give you the "No locking handle found" message?

Some things to try:
- Try changing the folder view so Windows isn't rendering a thumbnail of the file.
- See if running in Safe Mode allows more than one file move.
- Run a scan on the hard drive and check for file system errors.
- If you have the disk space, try copying all of the files to your desired location, then deleting the originals and their folders?
- Try temporarily renaming the file
 
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Originally Posted by MrLinky View Post
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Some things to try:
- Try changing the folder view so Windows isn't rendering a thumbnail of the file.
- See if running in Safe Mode allows more than one file move.
- Run a scan on the hard drive and check for file system errors.
- If you have the disk space, try copying all of the files to your desired location, then deleting the originals and their folders?
- Try temporarily renaming the file
After the first move, the rest of the files were locked. They could not be renamed.
I copied the whole folder to another location and the same lockup occurred.
In safemode, I was able to move the files without any lockup.

As I stated, these were .mov files. On a hunch, I decided to remove quicktime. It was a battle and it may not be complete as it still shows on the list of programs. When I examined the running processes in task manager, I didn't see anything I recognized as being related to quicktime but I thought I'd give that a try.

After I removed quicktime (as much as possible), I was able to move these files to my heart's content even in normal boot mode. Something in quicktime was the culprit it seems.

So I am good to go for now, until I need quicktime again for something.
post #4 of 4
Delete the acl files that carry the permissions. They get copied with the file sometimes. Deleting them gives you full access to the files
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