Operation cannot be completed because file in use?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by pmcdn, Nov 1, 2013.

  1. pmcdn macrumors regular

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    #1
    I have read here and there about this error when trying to copy/paste a file. I mostly find people discussing this regarding a file in the trash.

    It happens randomly. I am stumped why this occurs and what the solution is.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. Fishrrman, Nov 2, 2013
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    Fishrrman macrumors G3

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    #2
    Quick way to deal with this problem:
    1. Log out
    2. Log back into your account
    3. Try again.
     
  3. pmcdn thread starter macrumors regular

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  4. Partron22 macrumors 68000

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    #4
    Simply restarting Finder often works. (Command-Opt-Esc to bring up window)
     

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