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Moving files said to be open in Word

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by P, Aug 10, 2010.

  1. P

    P Flightless Bird

    I have a couple of Word files that I want to move to another folder. Win 7
    keeps telling me I cannot do what I want because the files are open in Word.
    I know they are not - Word is not running. I shut down and restarted and
    still get the same message. I copied the files to the new location than
    tried to delete the old ones - same silly message and Word is not running.

    Does anyone know how can I delete the files?

    Thanks,
    Paul
     
  2. Andy

    Andy Flightless Bird

    "P" <thomaspz@_takeout_bigpond.com> wrote in message
    news:RH68o.3198$FH2.426@viwinnwfe02.internal.bigpond.com...
    > I have a couple of Word files that I want to move to another folder. Win 7
    > keeps telling me I cannot do what I want because the files are open in
    > Word. I know they are not - Word is not running. I shut down and restarted
    > and still get the same message. I copied the files to the new location
    > than tried to delete the old ones - same silly message and Word is not
    > running.
    >
    > Does anyone know how can I delete the files?
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Paul
    >
    >
    >


    Try this...

    http://majorgeeks.com/Unlocker_d4660.html

    Andy
     
  3. Dave-UK

    Dave-UK Flightless Bird

    "P" <thomaspz@_takeout_bigpond.com> wrote in message
    news:RH68o.3198$FH2.426@viwinnwfe02.internal.bigpond.com...
    > I have a couple of Word files that I want to move to another folder. Win 7 keeps telling me I
    > cannot do what I want because the files are open in Word. I know they are not - Word is not
    > running. I shut down and restarted and still get the same message. I copied the files to the new
    > location than tried to delete the old ones - same silly message and Word is not running.
    >
    > Does anyone know how can I delete the files?
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Paul
    >
    >


    Try booting into Safe Mode and then deleting.
     
  4. P

    P Flightless Bird

    Thanks. That Unlocker worked. Should not be necessary though.
    Paul


    "Andy" <andy@NOSPAMmanyplay.com> wrote in message
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    >
    >
    > "P" <thomaspz@_takeout_bigpond.com> wrote in message
    > news:RH68o.3198$FH2.426@viwinnwfe02.internal.bigpond.com...
    >> I have a couple of Word files that I want to move to another folder. Win
    >> 7 keeps telling me I cannot do what I want because the files are open in
    >> Word. I know they are not - Word is not running. I shut down and
    >> restarted and still get the same message. I copied the files to the new
    >> location than tried to delete the old ones - same silly message and Word
    >> is not running.
    >>
    >> Does anyone know how can I delete the files?
    >>
    >> Thanks,
    >> Paul
    >>
    >>
    >>

    >
    > Try this...
    >
    > http://majorgeeks.com/Unlocker_d4660.html
    >
    > Andy
     
  5. Grenou

    Grenou Flightless Bird

    "Andy" <andy@NOSPAMmanyplay.com> wrote in message
    news:f578o.61968$X%4.35018@hurricane...
    >
    >
    > "P" <thomaspz@_takeout_bigpond.com> wrote in message
    > news:RH68o.3198$FH2.426@viwinnwfe02.internal.bigpond.com...
    >> I have a couple of Word files that I want to move to another folder. Win
    >> 7 keeps telling me I cannot do what I want because the files are open in
    >> Word. I know they are not - Word is not running. I shut down and
    >> restarted and still get the same message. I copied the files to the new
    >> location than tried to delete the old ones - same silly message and Word
    >> is not running.
    >>
    >> Does anyone know how can I delete the files?
    >>
    >> Thanks,
    >> Paul
    >>
    >>
    >>

    >
    > Try this...
    >
    > http://majorgeeks.com/Unlocker_d4660.html
    >
    > Andy




    This happens to me so often and drives me nuts, so thank you Andy for
    posting the link, I have downloaded it :)

    Grenou
     
  6. Ophelia

    Ophelia Flightless Bird

    "Grenou" <Iamhere@someofthetime.com> wrote in message
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    >
    >
    > "Andy" <andy@NOSPAMmanyplay.com> wrote in message
    > news:f578o.61968$X%4.35018@hurricane...
    >>
    >>
    >> "P" <thomaspz@_takeout_bigpond.com> wrote in message
    >> news:RH68o.3198$FH2.426@viwinnwfe02.internal.bigpond.com...
    >>> I have a couple of Word files that I want to move to another folder. Win
    >>> 7 keeps telling me I cannot do what I want because the files are open in
    >>> Word. I know they are not - Word is not running. I shut down and
    >>> restarted and still get the same message. I copied the files to the new
    >>> location than tried to delete the old ones - same silly message and Word
    >>> is not running.
    >>>
    >>> Does anyone know how can I delete the files?
    >>>
    >>> Thanks,
    >>> Paul
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>

    >>
    >> Try this...
    >>
    >> http://majorgeeks.com/Unlocker_d4660.html
    >>
    >> Andy

    >
    >
    >
    > This happens to me so often and drives me nuts, so thank you Andy for
    > posting the link, I have downloaded it :)


    ... and thanks from me too:))

    O
    --
    --
    https://www.shop.helpforheroes.org.uk/
     
  7. Andy

    Andy Flightless Bird

    "Ophelia" <Ophelia@Elsinore.me.uk> wrote in message
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    >
    >
    > "Grenou" <Iamhere@someofthetime.com> wrote in message
    > news:sN-dnS-U8NeMmPzRnZ2dnUVZ8l2dnZ2d@bt.com...
    >>
    >>
    >> "Andy" <andy@NOSPAMmanyplay.com> wrote in message
    >> news:f578o.61968$X%4.35018@hurricane...
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> "P" <thomaspz@_takeout_bigpond.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:RH68o.3198$FH2.426@viwinnwfe02.internal.bigpond.com...
    >>>> I have a couple of Word files that I want to move to another folder.
    >>>> Win 7 keeps telling me I cannot do what I want because the files are
    >>>> open in Word. I know they are not - Word is not running. I shut down
    >>>> and restarted and still get the same message. I copied the files to the
    >>>> new location than tried to delete the old ones - same silly message and
    >>>> Word is not running.
    >>>>
    >>>> Does anyone know how can I delete the files?
    >>>>
    >>>> Thanks,
    >>>> Paul
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>> Try this...
    >>>
    >>> http://majorgeeks.com/Unlocker_d4660.html
    >>>
    >>> Andy

    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> This happens to me so often and drives me nuts, so thank you Andy for
    >> posting the link, I have downloaded it :)

    >
    > .. and thanks from me too:))
    >
    > O
    > --
    > --
    > https://www.shop.helpforheroes.org.uk/
    >


    You are all welcome, and thanks for the thanks :)

    Andy
     

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