The process cannot access the file

I was recently transferring some files when I encountered the error :The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process. The transfer could not complete and it was holding up the process as I could not complete what I was doing until the problem was solved.

I will show you in this article what I did and what you can also do in order to fix this problem should you encounter it yourself. Please share with others so they too can know how to deal with this one.

What devices will this apply to?

This will apply to any Windows based computer that you may have that is running any version of Windows including Windows 10, Windows 7 and so on.

Video Tutorial:

See the video tutorial below to know what you can do to deal with this error on your Laptop or PC.

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How to Fix this issue?

In order to fix this issue go ahead and do the follow

1.Close any App that might be using the file that’s being transferred. This may include video players, Video converters, browsers and so on. If you are not sure go ahead and close all open apps.

2.Make sure the file is not open, close all open folders.

3.Disconnect your phone or other device and connect again if you are transferring a file. This should solve the problem in most cases.

4.If all else fails then go ahead and try rebooting and try the transfer again.

The above usually deals with the error for me and I am sure it will do the same for you as well. Feel free to see more of my articles and share this guide.

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