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NT Server file locked and can't unlock.

By rfrancis ·
We have seen the case where NT Server has a locked file, and absolutely nothing that we have tried is able to unlock it except for booting the machine. What is worse is that nothing tells you what is locking the file. How can I unlock a file in this state?

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by Blouise In reply to NT Server file locked and ...

Hi well you have probably tried this but just in case not ... although it is not always the cure have you tried taking possession of it as an administrator ? in some cases this works for us :^) in other cases if we cannot reboot we can copy the file.. save as a different name ... delete the locked one and rename the new one same as the old ... hope this helps

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by bruce.pipkin In reply to NT Server file locked and ...

What kind of file is it? Where is it located? Frequently files are in use by the system or a service. For example, you can't access the McAfee Virus Dat file unless you stop the virus service that uses the file.

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by Mouse In reply to NT Server file locked and ...

We also have this trouble at just a few client sites. After doing some research I have found that for NT version 4 service pack 4 and 5 improve this problem dramatically unfortunately it does not completely solve it.

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