If the user cannot be able to delete or edit a file, then they face File in Use error. In this blog, you will read the method to resolve File in Use Error.
Method To Fix If File in Use Error:
1. Uninstall Problematic Applications:
Sometimes, this error occurs because of third-party applications. This issue occurs when you work with ISO files. The issue is related to an application i.e Virtual Clone Drive. When you remove the Virtual Clone Drive, then you will view the error is resolved. To fix this issue, the user can use a professional uninstaller i.e. Revo Uninstaller Pro.
2. Use Third-Party Applications:
The user can fix this issue by using a third-party tool i.e. If you want to remove files, then you should use Bitraser File Eraser. This product helps to erase the stubborn files. This tool is used as an overall deleter as it handles Erase files, folders, web browsing history etc. When it deletes the file, it does not leave a single trace.
3. Close all Running Applications:
For this, first you have to press Ctrl + Shift + Esc in order to open Task Manager. If Task Manager Opens, you should go to Processes tab. After this, you should find Windows Explorer on the list and then right click on it and then select End Task. When Windows Explorer closes, you should choose File and then click on Run a new task. Here, the Create new task window will display on your screen. At last, you should enter explorer and then tap on OK button to start Windows Explorer again.
4. Delete File from Safe Mode:
You should hit on the Start button and then tap on Power button. After this, you should press the Shift key in your keyboard and then select Restart option from the menu. When your PC restarts, then you will view a list of options. At this point, you should choose Troubleshoot option from the menu. Here, you need to choose Advanced options and then tap on Startup Settings. Now, you should tap on Restart button and then you will view a list of option. At last, you should select the version of Safe Mode just by tapping the key.
5. Use Command Prompt:
The customer should open Command Prompt as administrator. For this, you should press Windows Key + X together to open Win + X menu and then select Command Prompt as Admin. When the Command Prompt opens, you should locate the problematic file and then press Shift key and then right-click on it. At this point, you should select Copy as path from the menu. Now in Command Prompt, you should input del and then press Ctrl + V together to paste the file path. You should not run the command. Here, you should use Task Manager in order to close Windows Explorer. If you want to remove the file, then you should not restart Windows Explorer. Next, you should switch back to Command Prompt and then tap on Enter key to run the command. At last, if the command is executed, then you should close Command Prompt and then restart Windows Explorer.
For help related to Window, you should visit to the site of Microsoft via www.office.com/setup.