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    Can't move files in XP sp3 Explorer.
    Changes to some files (Office, etc) disappear at reboot.

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    What files are you try to move from where to where?

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    My default answer to this kind of issue would be virus/malware scans - can you provide us with more information though, such as machine type (desktop, laptop), manufacturer, model, and age?

    For your scans, I would recommend Malwarebytes and bitdefender's free online scanner.
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    Another "stock answer" would be to try Unlocker on the files in question.
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    Can move no files in Explorer or on Desktop, from present location to any other. Must use Unlocker to move any files. Full scans with latest updates from Norton, Ad-Aware, and Spybot.

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    What process does Unlocker indicate is locking the files ??
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    Unlocker doesn't indicate. Just offers dir tree...
    Also, in Explorer can't copy files either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc Watson View Post
    Another "stock answer" would be to try Unlocker on the files in question.
    Doc,
    When I go to download Unlocker, I get the warning below. Any idea what this is about?
    [attachment=87592:Unlocker.PNG]
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebel View Post
    Doc,
    When I go to download Unlocker, I get the warning below. Any idea what this is about?
    [attachment=87592:Unlocker.PNG]
    John,
    Is that message from your AV program? Or your security settings?
    I've used unlocker for a LONG time and it's a great one. I just tried to DL it from Doc's link and did so OK without any warning message.
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    Quote Originally Posted by viking33 View Post
    John,
    Is that message from your AV program? Or your security settings?
    I've used unlocker for a LONG time and it's a great one. I just tried to DL it from Doc's link and did so OK without any warning message.
    I went to Doc's site too and had no issue. The crest shows it is a McAfee Site Advisor rating, but if you Google
    ccollomb.free.fr it will show Google ccollomb.free.fr results
    and Web of Trust shows it yellow, and if you are using IE it will show up RED as per the 2nd result. That site isn't related to the download link that Doc put up that I can see.

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    "Is that message from your AV program? Or your security settings?"

    The message is generated by the IE8 Smart Screen Filter. I've used Unlocker in the past as well, but when I click on the "Unlocker" link in Doc's post (on the File-Hippo site), it attempts to connect to the download site and that's when the message is generated. I think I'll just ignore the warning and continue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebel View Post
    "Is that message from your AV program? Or your security settings?"

    The message is generated by the IE8 Smart Screen Filter. I've used Unlocker in the past as well, but when I click on the "Unlocker" link in Doc's post (on the File-Hippo site), it attempts to connect to the download site and that's when the message is generated. I think I'll just ignore the warning and continue.
    I don't think that's what you want....this is what I see not Unlock

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    Hmmm

    OK - I proceeded to the site (I turned off the Smart Screen Filter and disregarded the warning) and this is what I got.
    [attachment=87597:Error 403.PNG]

    At that page, I also got a pop up warning from Norton Internet Security which directed me to this page for a report.

    Any other suggestions?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebel View Post
    Hmmm

    OK - I proceeded to the site (I turned off the Smart Screen Filter and disregarded the warning) and this is what I got.
    [attachment=87597:Error 403.PNG]

    At that page, I also got a pop up warning from Norton Internet Security which directed me to this page for a report.

    Any other suggestions?
    That's what I got too...try File Hippo Unlocker 1.8.8
    Over to the right is the D/L file 215 KB

    try Unlocker CNet then click Download Now

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hey Jude View Post
    Tried the CNet link and that worked. But why all the previous warnings? There must be something amiss with the site as both MS and Norton generate warnings.

    Just went back to the FileHippo site and clicked on the "Download Latest Version" link (on the right) and it works as well. Clicking on the "Unlocker" link immediately below the "Unlocker 1.8.8" title generates the warnings again.

    Strange!
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