Solved Setting The Delay Time When Deleting An In-Use File

August 26, 2014 at 13:15:43
Specs: Windows 8, Intel Quad/4096
Windows XP has a delay time of a few seconds when deleting an in-use file. (Example: when an mp3 file is open and you delete that file, Windows XP will say that it is deleting the file for about 3 seconds, then says that it cannot delete the file, since the file is open).

I want to set the settings in Windows 8 to do exactly the same thing. Windows 8's default setting is to immediately state that the mp3 file is in use and cannot delete it. I want Windows 8 to wait for 3 seconds until it states that it cannot delete it.

Reason why I need this option is that I delete the file first, then I change the mp3 file so it is no longer in use.

That's the only order of doing this thing that I do.

Your help would be much appreciated. Thank you so much.

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September 7, 2014 at 04:37:18
The delay time in XP is hard coded.
Haven't found any user setting yet to change this delay in Win 7 or Win 8

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September 7, 2014 at 12:23:40
Hmm, alright. So you're saying it's most likely set in some .dll file that can be modified using "Resource Hacker" for example...

Does anyone else know what to do to change this setting, with what I just said before this sentence as a possibility?

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September 8, 2014 at 04:41:00
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This is the codeproject to eliminate delay in XP:

Win8 uses a different/modified shell.
I guess the DLL's will be different

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September 8, 2014 at 12:39:40
Alright, thanks for that reply. If anyone knows how to change up the delay delete time, please reply here. Thanks

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October 23, 2014 at 12:39:56
I was doing a little research and found this post:
which applies to Windows XP. Does anyone know if that same reference there works for Windows 8.1?

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