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Cannot delete parent.lock

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shmay
 
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Post Posted February 22nd, 2007, 10:05 pm

I had the "profile in use" problem, so I referred to, http://kb.mozillazine.org/Profile_in_use, where it tells me to delete the parent.lock file.

The only problem is that when I try and do that it tells me that some program has the parent.lock file in use! It now gives me:

"Cannot delete parent: It is being used by another person or program.

Close any programs that might be using the file and try again."

I have ended every process in my task list, but the problem persists. Please help!

jscher2000

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Post Posted February 22nd, 2007, 10:29 pm

Does it free up if you restart Windows?

Trevor A.

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Post Posted February 22nd, 2007, 10:35 pm

Or you could just open taskmgr and End Process for firefox.exe

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Post Posted February 22nd, 2007, 11:01 pm

jscher2000 wrote:Does it free up if you restart Windows?


Knew I forgot to try something. That worked. Thank you very much.

Trevor A.

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Post Posted February 23rd, 2007, 8:30 am

There is also a Shareware program available that can unlock any file.

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