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RE: Unable to release - why?

From: Dave Korn
Subject: RE: Unable to release - why?
Date: Fri, 26 Aug 2005 11:44:41 +0100

----Original Message----
>From: Spiro Trikaliotis
>Sent: 26 August 2005 06:56

> On Windows, I occassionally find that I cannot release a sandbox after I
> compiled it. Sometimes, not even "rm -r <sandbox>" works.
> In my case, I use MS VC++ 6.0 for compilation (most of the times). It
> seems it holds some files open in some cases, even if it is closed!
> Sometimes, I can see a process "MSDEV" in my task manager. Killing that
> most often helps me release (and remove) that sandbox. Anyway, in some
> more rare cases, I have to log off and log in again to release that
> sandbox. :(

  Or kill and restart explorer.exe; the "Common controls file open dialog"
box often holds a lock on the directory you last viewed when opening a file.

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