[p4] Files from a Folder just submitted, can't remove folder without a reboot
kolwing at bea.com
Thu Sep 29 02:09:43 PDT 2005
> Today I submitted 5 files 3 in "project\sprs" folder and 2 in
> "project\vsosys" folder. After the whole process I found out that the
> "project\sprs" folder is still in existence and will not be removed
> even with "deltree project" command nor from windows.
> Now only thing I can do is reboot and I am pretty sure I will be able
> to remove the folder, if not already removed by windows.
Quite likely you have an application that has an open handle to this
directory running (e.g. typically using it as its current directory).
Happens all the time. Download 'Handle' or 'Process Explorer' from
sysinternals.com to find the application so you can close it. Rarely you
might find that only the 'System' process has a handle to it - that
usually means the open handle is cached by some kernel mode driver and
typically are closed eventually as it's cleaned from its cache.
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