Error Renaming Windows XP File or Folder

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You are receiving error, ” Cannot rename <file>: It is being used by another person or program. Close any programs that might be using the file and try again”.


This is caused of the file or folder is currently being used by another person or program.


Close the file or folder that you are trying to rename. Then, try to rename it again.

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  • garrydam

    Try and download ” Long Path Tool ” is also useful in situations where you see these error messages: Cannot read from source file or disk, there has been a sharing violation, cannot delete file or folder, the file name you specified is not valid or too long, the source or destination file may be in use and many other file managing errors.

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