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This is starting to get annoying

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This is starting to get annoying

I frequently view videos that I've downloaded/edited or just transferred from my camera using VLC player - VLC is my preferred player.
Often I need to rename a video which isn't a problem a lot of the time then, all of a sudden, renaming fails to work with the error:
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The action can't be completed because the folder or a file in it is open in another program
Close the file or folder and try again

Closing VLC then allows me to continue renaming.
Things will continue this way till I next boot whereby all works wonderfully till something, no idea what, causes the above to occur once more.
Does anyone have any ideas as to why this should happen?

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Re: This is starting to get annoying

I find this happens when you click once on a video file and windows tried to do some kind of "preview" whether visible or not on it. This locks the file and prevents it being deleted or renamed.
Maybe if you have any preview stuff turned on then try turning it off ?
*edit - also try using list or detail view rather than thumbnail view
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Re: This is starting to get annoying

If not the above, do you add videos to a playlist in VLC? Even if it's not open and playing, it could still throw that error if it's in the current playlist. Just a thought though.
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Re: This is starting to get annoying

Thanks for the suggestions...
Just as I was about to test some of the theories so everything has gone back to 'normal' - without a reboot!
Some video do show a preview some don't but that has never made a difference anyway.
Using List/Detail instead of Thumbnail never made an ounce of difference, either.
I will wait till it starts happening again and test out Matt's theory. Maybe even setting it to not store a Recent Media list may make a difference Undecided

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