File locking errors

Posted: 06-16-2006, 08:11 AM
Hello Vista file management team,

In Windows 2000 and XP I get an error message when I want to delete a file
that is in use. The message does not tell me by which process or application
the file is used though. This way, the error message is not helpful at all.

What I would expect is a bit richer box that displays which applications and
processes are locking the file(s) or folder(s), plus some basic information
about these processes, and a Help link to possible solutions. This would be a
major user friendlyness improvement for Windows (Vista or its successor), IMO.

Hope you will consider it.

Kind regards,

David van Leerdam

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Re: File locking errors
Posted: 06-18-2006, 12:24 PM
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"Freek Versteijn" <FreekVersteijn@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message news:5FE11129-F262-4004-B090-B3F4AEF2C893@microsoft.com...
> Hello Vista file management team,
>
> In Windows 2000 and XP I get an error message when I want to delete a file
> that is in use. The message does not tell me by which process or
> application
> the file is used though. This way, the error message is not helpful at
> all.
>
> What I would expect is a bit richer box that displays which applications
> and
> processes are locking the file(s) or folder(s), plus some basic
> information
> about these processes, and a Help link to possible solutions. This would
> be a
> major user friendlyness improvement for Windows (Vista or its successor),
> IMO.
>
> Hope you will consider it.
>
> Kind regards,
>
> David van Leerdam
>
> ----------------
> This post is a suggestion for Microsoft, and Microsoft responds to the
> suggestions with the most votes. To vote for this suggestion, click the "I
> Agree" button in the message pane. If you do not see the button, follow
> this
> link to open the suggestion in the Microsoft Web-based Newsreader and then
> click "I Agree" in the message pane.
>
> http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/com...ile_management

 
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