File locking on Windows

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For windows environments, if you have a application with a file open it will be file locked. This can cause problems when trying to run updates or edit files.


Make sure you close all your explorer windows and other programs that lock items within data/collection/live or offline.

Swap views works by renaming the folder names in Windows and this will fail if anything has a lock within the folder structure (eg. if you are viewing a log file in a text editor, or have a windows explorer window open).

You can also use Process Explorer to check which process has a lock on a particular file handle (option is in one of the menus).

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