get explorer to let go of files


  1.    24 Feb 2009 #1
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    get explorer to let go of files


    So far I tried 5 different delete utilities and nothing worked without a reboot!
    This Vista64 is a PITA when it comes to locked files. Anyone having any luck with an Unlocker clone that works in 64 bit?
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  2.    25 Feb 2009 #2
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    Re: get explorer to let go of files


    Hi Miles,

    Would this be any use ? FileASSASSIN from malwarebytes, There is also a portable version

    Malwarebytes.org

    Hope it helps

    SIW2
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  3.    25 Feb 2009 #3
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    Re: get explorer to let go of files


    Thanks. I tried that one. I get the "program has stopped working" msg.
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  4.    25 Feb 2009 #4
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    Re: get explorer to let go of files


    Quote Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
    Thanks. I tried that one. I get the "program has stopped working" msg.
    Did you Installed it while "Run as Administrator"... Vista hates it when you don't do that.
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  5.    25 Feb 2009 #5
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    Re: get explorer to let go of files


    It doesn't make a difference. It has something to do with an explorer bug. I have previously used Process Explorer to close handles and delete files since Unlocker won't work. This time I got the same crap out error. I'm going to try using TeraCopy for moves from now on and see how that goes.

    I hope the Unlocker developer comes up with a 64 bit update soon. I miss that little utility.
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  6.    25 Feb 2009 #6
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    Re: get explorer to let go of files


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Hi Miles,

    Would this be any use ? FileASSASSIN from malwarebytes, There is also a portable version

    Malwarebytes.org

    Hope it helps

    SIW2
    Heh. FileAssassin didn't do the trick but ironically the solution was at Malwarebyes. I ran the Malwarebytes scanner and it found a registry hack. Some crap about NoActiveDesktopChanges. I must've picked it up just in the last few days someplace.
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  7.    25 Feb 2009 #7
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    Re: get explorer to let go of files


    Hi Miles,

    I had the exact same thing quite a while ago, the NoActiveDesktopChanges value was set to 1 instead of 0.

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  8.    25 Feb 2009 #8
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    Re: get explorer to let go of files


    I guess this 64 bit is a mixed blessing. Can't run Sanboxie, but can run 4 copies of my video encoder!
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