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Check if a File is Locked

KhalilDutchKhalilDutch Posts: 74Member
Hello all,

I've got a programm running that retrieves information from a file.
After all the information is gathered the file (among other things) is placed in another directory.

I'm now encountering small problems while moving the file(s). The file can't be moved because of the fact the file is locked by another process (which creates this file).

Is there a way in VB to determ if a file has a lock or not?
I've looked at the Getattr function, but that doesn't return what I need.

If anybody can point me in the right direction....

Thanks in advance.

--KhalilDutch--
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  • PavlinIIPavlinII Posts: 404Member
    : Hello all,
    :
    : I've got a programm running that retrieves information from a file.
    : After all the information is gathered the file (among other things) is placed in another directory.
    :
    : I'm now encountering small problems while moving the file(s). The file can't be moved because of the fact the file is locked by another process (which creates this file).
    :
    : Is there a way in VB to determ if a file has a lock or not?
    : I've looked at the Getattr function, but that doesn't return what I need.
    :
    : If anybody can point me in the right direction....
    :
    : Thanks in advance.
    :
    : --KhalilDutch--
    : ___________________________
    : If ... Then
    : ...
    : Else
    : ...
    : Whatever....
    :


    Hi, try
    [code]Private Function IsLocked() as boolean
    On Error Goto FileIsLocked
    #iFile=FreeFile()
    Open "C:Pathfile.ext" For Output Lock Read Lock Write as #iFile
    Close #iFile
    IsLocked=True
    Exit Function
    FileIsLocked:
    Exit Function
    End Function[/code]
    If the file is locked, Open will cause error, if not, True is returned

    ..this should work..


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