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Check if a file is locked

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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  • JomacJomac Member Posts: 231
    : 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....
    :

    The question should be: why is the file locked? - how are you reading the information from it? - are you closing the file (presuming you open it the retrieve information) before you try and move it?
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