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On "Delete File" dialog pane, Click "Yes" button. Then you won't have the problem in the first place and won'tneed any kind of"force unlock" workaround. It has been driving me mad so I am glad I found a fix here. Therefore, this is neither a fix nor a workaround. check over here

I remember I ran into this problem with a previous 7 x64 install, but not on the desktop. Wednesday, February 02, 2011 5:59 PM 0 Sign in to vote Patrick, that solves the symptom, but the problem of a program locking thumbs.db(in your case Picasa) remains. Reply Alin September 30, 2014 at 8:18 am Hello , it is DisableThumbnailCache , I corrected but you have to select Dword even if you are on 64bit system. There is another workaround while still keeping thumbnails.

Likewise, the System Volume Information folder will get recreated even if you do manage to remove it. When you see a folder having a picture tagged on it, may it be the icon of the software which is in it or a video you might have kept inside Now consider this, I just downloaded some photos off the internet.

I'm a software designer for my company (and can read). thanks! Windows Vista and Windows 7 users should use navigate to User Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Windows Explorer. This worked for me!:D Sunday, May 01, 2011 11:36 AM 0 Sign in to vote I am an architect and graphic designer.

i go back to my explorer and tried to move again the files. Windows 8 users have a trickier time of it as there is no matching key to be found in \Policies\Windows\. Go back up and follow the link from joeboxer to get the registry tweak you need you disable generation of the thumbs.db file. Join the community Back I agree Powerful tools you need, all for free.

Let us know whether this works or not for you. Wednesday, April 13, 2011 1:18 AM 0 Sign in to vote The very same thing happened to me when dealing with large MKV file (1.49 GB to be precise). I have a huge music collection that I've been sorting for the last few months. I made sure I tested this with about 10 folders, both full and recently emptied.

I am quite surprised actually that "disabling thumbnails" is the first suggestion by the Microsoft moderator. Microsoft kind-of-sort-of fixed this issue in the transition between Windows XP and Windows Vista by shifting thumbnail creation on local drives to a centralized location. Maybe it just needs to be started or shifted into the proper gear. This worked straight away.

So figure out what's going wrong and correct it (in this case, stop Windows from generating Thumbs.db files, as listed in the thread above). http://macinstruct.net/windows-cannot/windows-cannot-access-the-folder.html Log in or register to post comments Submitted by movestill on 10. Right-click the folder, and click on Properties. I have Windows 7 Home Premium I tried: 1-disabling the thumbnails display in folder options 2-uninstalling Adobe Reader...which didn't work...after launching the uninstall it seemed to just die. 3-waiting for a

And guess what? This is the only place a solution is listed. WORKED LIKE A CHAMP!! http://macinstruct.net/windows-cannot/windows-cannot-copy-thumbs.html Then, try to test this issue again.

Navigation Menu Microsoft Cisco VMware Certificates Advertise on PeteNetLive The Author ‘Pete Long' Contact ‘The Archives' Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Facebook Subscribe To Rss Feed Follow Us On I had a .mkv file on my desktop that I had been trying to delete. Keep in mind that all the other files STILL get deleted, it's just struggling with the final system file "thumbs.db" that Explorer is locking.

Just do what I did, the real fix is to remove and reinstall Adobe Reader.

Yet if you move on in frustration and sort and purge more folders you'll find that you can then return and delete the original folder and the pesky Thumbs.db file inside. I have Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate, fully legal, fully updated, fully unable to delete network folders that used to have pictures or videos in them. Name the new key "Explorer". Why not just tell the users to turn off their computer?

I realized a long time ago, going to a different folder and then coming back after about a minute would allow me to delete the folder, but only if I didn't But let's be clear here, deleting ALL thumbs.db files for your entire disk is a complete waste of time! Here'ssome research for you: Windows 7 stores its thumbnails in a centralized database. have a peek at these guys All other solutions posted by Microsoft geeks all over the net involve turning off thumbnails completely, but then all of your pictures look like simple icons which is incredibly lame.

However, existing ones didn't want to be deleted (sometimes). I reassociated the file to Notepad, reboot, and was able to successfully remove the directory. Unfortunately Windows also has another policy that all folders with visual media (image files and movies) should have a database of thumbnails to provide thumbnail images for the files if the RSS ALL ARTICLES FEATURES ONLY TRIVIA Search How-To Geek Fix "File In Use" Deletion Errors On Network Drives by Disabling Windows Thumbnail Generation Even though both Windows and its users

Same old Microsoft, same old Windows. Just remove those and you can delete away.Save summary Cancel 0 Comments [ + ] Show Comments Comments Please log in to comment Rating comments in this legacy AppDeploy message The reason you can return to the stubborn folder later and delete it successfully is because  either enough time has elapsed and Windows has unloaded the Thumbs.db or since then you've