Problems with altering files and folders

July 30, 2010 at 10:45:09
Specs: Windows 7, 1.8 GHz/ 2GB RAM

I'm having issues moving folders around, and renaming folders and files in Windows 7. I'm on a network that operates with several servers, and periodically at random, upon moving folders around on the server, I'll get a message that pops up claiming "The action can't be completed because the file is open in another program."

Now, I know for a fact that the files are not open--and what is more, this happens with every other file. I understand that there are "locker" programs that I can install, however, I don't want to mess with the server in such a way considering this is a work related problem.

Is anyone able to give me some advice as to what I should do? Others in the office are having the same problem, and our IT guy (who just happens to be my brother) is leaving after today, she he'll be unable to help, and I'm not sure when we'll have someone in the office again.

Thanks ahead of time!!

Note: I do have ownership of the drive with full permissions.

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July 30, 2010 at 11:57:14
You took ownership of all files on the server?
why in the world would you do something like that?

Hopefully you are confusing ownership with rights assignments or that the drive you are talking about does not contain the OS.

Do you have the same issue if you do it at the server and not from a workstation?

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July 30, 2010 at 13:01:35
I could be making a mistake, but I'm pretty sure that IT gave me ownership of one of our servers, considering I primarily work with said server on a day to day basis. However, it's most likely what you mentioned--ownership of rights.

I don't work with the server, but the drives are mapped onto my workstation. I have the issues when on my own computer, though if I wait for a few minutes, and then try again, the files can be copied to the desired directory.

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July 30, 2010 at 13:14:28
Without being on the server or using MMC/admin tools there is no way you can be assured the files are not open when you get the message. Fact you can move them later indicates they were open.

There is nothing you can do from your workstation concerning this since you need direct server access /or RDP access and admin rights to troubleshoot.

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