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get explorer to let go of files

MilesAhead

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#1
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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SIW2

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#2
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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MilesAhead

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Thanks. I tried that one. I get the "program has stopped working" msg.
 

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AstaLaVista

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#4
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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MilesAhead

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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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MilesAhead

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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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SIW2

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Hi Miles,

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

SIW2
 

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MilesAhead

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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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