Windows 2000 : How to update locked in-use files

by Wayne Maples [Published on 20 April 2004 / Last Updated on 20 April 2004]

Opened in-use files can not be replaced while Windows 2000 is running, the operating system keeps the files locked. The utility, inuse , can replace locked files. There is a Windows NT and a Windows 2000 version of the utility. Kbarticle, Q181345 lays out a clever use of Windows 2000 registry value PendingFileRenameOperations to replace locked files.

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