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What's locking my files?

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    Hi all

    I seem to have reached a strange situation with my pc.

    I can create text files using the familiar right click/New/Text File, but the file that's created seems to be instantly locked so I cannot rename or delete or save to it.

    Is there any way that I can detect which process/program is locking my text files?

    Thanks in Advance

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    You can use this utility to find which process has a hold on a file handle

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    You should also check your permissions on the directory. You may have permission to create files but not change them (rename or add to them).  

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    Err, you might want to install linux.. Just joking.

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    You may also try Unlocker

    I use it to help find why my USB drive won't unmount, but it also helps when explorer locks the file and won't give it back.

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    Steve411 wrote:
    Err, you might want to install linux.. Just joking.

    Where's an animated barf emoticon when you need it Smiley

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    From:Miss Elizabeth Coleman,
    58/60 Felix Biogny BP/002348
    Permit me to inform you of my desire of going into a relationship with you, I got your contact from a foreigners guest book in my earnest search for a reliable and God's fearing person whom I can entrust,not only that,but to have you as a good friend. When I got your email I was motivated to go down on my kness and prayed over it, later I was convinced by my instict to mail you.
     I am Miss Elizabeth Coleman the only daughter of chief and Mrs.Anita Coleman. My father was a very wealthy cocoa merchant based in Lome, The economic capital of Togo before he was poisoned to death by his business associates on one of their outing to discuss on a business trip. When my mother died on the 21st october 1984,My father took me so special because I am motherless. Before the death of my father on 29th of march 2003 in a private hospital(CABINET MEDICAL PELAGIE) here in Lome,
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    He also explain to me that it was because of his wealth and the business which amount (us$ are having at hand,that he was killed by his business associates.
    That I should seek for a foreign partner in a country of my choice where I will transfer this money for investment purpose especial in the area of real estatemanagement.
    Dear,I am honourablly seeking your assistance in the following ways
    (.1)To help me to transfer this fund from the security company here to your account in your country
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    (3) To make arrangement for me to come over to your country to further my education.Moreover,I am willing to offer you a handsome percentage of the total said amount, but I don't have to run into conclusion without our agreement. I think you have to mail me stating your wish and idea.
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    You can indicate your option towards assisting me as I believe that this transaction would be concluded within seven working days I will be anticipating to hear from you soonest.
    Please you are advice to reply from this E-mail:(
    Thanks and God bless you.
    Best Regards,
    MISS Elizabeth Coleman.

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    C9s first 419?

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    misselizabethcoleman wrote:
    ...and God's fearing person whom I...

    Why would I ever fear myself? Why would anyone fear themselves?...

    I don't believe that this is Channel9's first Nigerian attack, I think there has been others but they were deleted. I hope the same for this one, I wish that the 9Teamers could delete just that post rather than the whole thread but attempting to create a mechanism for easy deletion of single entry(s) plus permenant removal of the entry in the search database and safe removal off peoples RSS feeds is a hard and buggy thing to go through.

    Let me test it Smiley

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