File or Folder can't be renamed or deleted: "Open in another program"


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    W10 22H2 19045.4355
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    File or Folder can't be renamed or deleted: "Open in another program"


    How to Fix the notorious tiresome decades old Error “The Action Can’t Be Completed Because the Folder or a File in it is Open in Another Program

    For a change not a question/problem but a nice solution I found!
    LockHunter is a free 64/32 bit tool to delete files blocked by any processes

    Works like a charm!
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    Windows 10 Pro for the Bro
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    Yes. I highly recommend that app to anyone who comes across this post. Check out LockHunter that 3Bit mentioned. You right click on any file or folder that Windows is unable to modify / delete / change / etc, and you select this to see what is stopping Windows from making any type of change:

    File or Folder can't be renamed or deleted: "Open in another program"-image.png
    (in this example, I pressed right-click on a file)
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