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Rajesh vamisetti

Joined: Dec 27, 2009
Posts: 1
i hava some file in diffrent folder in that files are not delete in windows o/s The same code is woking file in linex Please help me if any one Knows

Christophe Verré

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Welcome to the Ranch ! Next time, don't forget to UseCodeTags to make your source more readable. I've added them for you.

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Pat Farrell

Joined: Aug 11, 2007
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Yes, welcome to the Java Ranch. It would help us to help you if you can cut your code down to a much smaller size. For a file opening error, can you get it down to ten lines or so of real code directly relating to the problem?
Rob Spoor

Joined: Oct 27, 2005
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If a file cannot be deleted it means it is still in use. That can be by an external program, or you may have forgotten to close a Reader, Writer, InputStream or OutputStream for the file.

You can check which process still holds locks on the file using the free tool Process Explorer. Start it up, select Find -> Find Handle or DLL..., type in the name of your file and press Search. You then get a full list of all processes that have a lock on any file that matches your search criteria. If this list is empty after you close the JVM then the problem must be in a remaining open reader, writer or stream.

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