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Find locked file

Post by VerySecure » Fri Apr 30, 2021 11:12 pm

my log file states: "Delete: 15 items 32.1M [168/168 hrs, 63.7G/165.0G, 159.2G free] 1 locked"

How can I find/view the locked file?
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Re: Find locked file

Post by TimG » Sat May 01, 2021 7:03 am

Hi, did the full message state where it was working ? See here for a similar "locked" issue without resolution. In this case the locked file was in "New":

https://blueirissoftware.com/phpbb3/viewtopic.php?t=747

I think the idea of deleting everything (If your recycle bin is big enough) from the folder might prove which file it is, but it does seem a bit like using a sledgehammer to crack a walnut :shock:

Maybe the first step is to go back to BI Status and tick the box to save the log as a text file in case it shows any more info. Don't forget to untick it later though.
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Re: Find locked file

Post by VerySecure » Sat May 01, 2021 4:22 pm

Hey TimG

When I view the log (within Blue Iris Status) it lists "New" in the "Object" column. I presume "New" refers to the folder the file is in???

All my files are in one folder, on a local SSD, called "New". I don't sort/move files into any other folders. I auto delete after 7 days. Nothing else on that drive.

My logs are always saved as text files. Should they not be?
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Re: Find locked file

Post by TimG » Sun May 02, 2021 12:50 pm

Hi, that does mean it is the "New" folder - I wonder if it's as simple as you had clicked to Protect a file ?

As for logs, it's up to you. I have it turned off unless I need a record of what is happening.
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Re: Find locked file

Post by HeneryH » Sun May 02, 2021 7:47 pm

I had a stranded clip in my list that kept giving me locked errors. I just rebuilt the DB and it went away.
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Re: Find locked file

Post by Thixotropic » Sun May 02, 2021 11:02 pm

HeneryH wrote: Sun May 02, 2021 7:47 pm I had a stranded clip in my list that kept giving me locked errors. I just rebuilt the DB and it went away.
That brings up something I've wondered about...how does one know that there's been a DB error without matching the files counts to the alerts and so on? I've never seen a DB error that I know of, but to be honest I've never really looked for one.
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Re: Find locked file

Post by MikeBwca » Mon May 03, 2021 12:26 am

For finding what's holding folder/files locked, I've used the following...

- IObit Unlocker. I downlod from MajorGeeks... https://www.majorgeeks.com/files/detail ... ocker.html

- Microsoft Sysinternals Process Explorer... https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sysint ... s-explorer
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