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File is being used by another process
Thread poster: iamsara

iamsara
Local time: 22:23
English to Spanish
Apr 3, 2007

Hi, I have a problem every time I try to clean/pretranslate files, any format, since WB tells me: "The process
cannot access the file because it is being used by another process". The error number is (32).

I used to solve it restarting the PC, but it does not work anymore. I´m currently trying to pretranslate some INX files and I´ve noticed that a temp rtf file in windows temp folder even after rebooting and deleting any temp files. I´ve also made sure there´s WINWORD process running.

It seems to be a system error, but don´t know how to solve it.

It´s really annoying, any ideas, please?



[Editado a las 2007-04-03 17:32]


 

tectranslate ITS GmbH
Local time: 22:23
German
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Virus Scanner? Apr 4, 2007

Dubloc, you might want to try (temporarily) disabling your virus scanner.

HTH,
Benjamin


 

iamsara
Local time: 22:23
English to Spanish
TOPIC STARTER
It´s not the problem Apr 4, 2007

tectranslate wrote:

Dubloc, you might want to try (temporarily) disabling your virus scanner.



I´ve tried, that´s not the problem. Besides, the error message is thrown randomly, there´s no logic on it.

I tried this morning, first thing I did after turning on my PC, and "file is being used". Then I tried later after having used TagEditor and some other applications and it worked!.

But as I said, it´s really annoying not being able to use this feature when I neady it.


 

Giovanni Guarnieri MITI, MIL  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 21:23
Member (2004)
English to Italian
no winword Apr 4, 2007

Dubloc wrote:

I´ve also made sure there´s WINWORD process running.

It seems to be a system error, but don´t know how to solve it.

It´s really annoying, any ideas, please?



[Editado a las 2007-04-03 17:32]


As far as I know, winword shouldn't be running, especially if you are pretranslating word files. It's happened to me. Press ctrl+alt+ del to access task manager and make sure winword is not running. If it is, highlight it and press end process...

Giovanni


 

iamsara
Local time: 22:23
English to Spanish
TOPIC STARTER
my mistake, NO winword running Apr 4, 2007

Giovanni Guarnieri MITI, MIL wrote:

Dubloc wrote:

I´ve also made sure there´s WINWORD process running.

It seems to be a system error, but don´t know how to solve it.

It´s really annoying, any ideas, please?



[Editado a las 2007-04-03 17:32]


As far as I know, winword shouldn't be running, especially if you are pretranslating word files. It's happened to me. Press ctrl+alt+ del to access task manager and make sure winword is not running. If it is, highlight it and press end process...

Giovanni


My mistake, I meant "I´ve also made sure there´s **NO** WINWORD process running."

Thanks anyway


 

Vito Smolej
Germany
Local time: 22:23
Member (2004)
English to Slovenian
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do you have some backup process scheduled? Apr 4, 2007

...that could interfere as well...

smo


 

Alan Tolerton  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 16:23
French to English
embedded picture Apr 27, 2007

Dubloc:
Did you ever solve this problem? It just arose for me today for the first time ever!!
Since none of the things suggested to you worked for you, I went back into the document and deleted an embedded "WORD.PICTURE" that I had spied there; then no problem with the cleaning process.

Hope that helps. -Alan

Dubloc wrote:

Hi, I have a problem every time I try to clean/pretranslate files, any format, since WB tells me: "The process
cannot access the file because it is being used by another process". The error number is (32).

I used to solve it restarting the PC, but it does not work anymore. I´m currently trying to pretranslate some INX files and I´ve noticed that a temp rtf file in windows temp folder even after rebooting and deleting any temp files. I´ve also made sure there´s WINWORD process running.

It seems to be a system error, but don´t know how to solve it.

It´s really annoying, any ideas, please?



[Editado a las 2007-04-03 17:32]


 

FMM
Local time: 21:23
French to English
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Embedded worksheets Aug 17, 2007

I had the same problem, but removed some embedded Excel worksheets during clean-up, and it was fine...

 

Hanne Rask Sonderborg
Local time: 16:23
Member (2004)
Danish to English
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Illustration caused the problem in my case Sep 8, 2007

After struggling tonight with the total inability to clean a file and the same message that you got, I had the good luck to read your comments, which put me on the right track: an illustration had to be thrown out of the file, before Workbench would consider cleaning it. No problem once the culprit was gone.
I use a brand new computer with Vista operating system and Word 2007 (the file was saved as Word 1997-3 format). I wonder if the hypersensitivity is a Word 2007-issue...


 

Marita Marcano, (Dipl.-Uebers.)  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 16:23
English to German
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Same error message with .ttx file Aug 18, 2008

I just had the same error message with a .ttx file in Tag Editor in Trados 2007 as well as in version 6.5. It was displayed when I tried to save the translated file.

The problem in my case was that I had selected a wrong .ini file. I had several .ini files with the same name and selected one with empty settings. When selecting another copy of the file I did not get an error message anymore and was able to save the file.


 

Elizabeth Downham  Identity Verified
Portugal
Local time: 21:23
Member (2007)
German to English
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Embedded picture - Thank you to Alan Sep 21, 2008

I would like to thank Alan for his suggestion to remove an embedded picture. I have been experiencing problems this evening cleaning up a document and stumbled across this thread.
I have removed the embedded picture and cleanup works just fine now!
Thanks for saving my evening!
Elizabeth


 

Branka Bucconi  Identity Verified
Croatia
Local time: 22:23
Member (2003)
English to Italian
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Another solution Feb 4, 2009

Hi,
I would like to share with you another way of solving this problem:

Go to Workbench > Options > Translation Memory Options > Tools.

Deselect the option Keep backup and press OK.

Cleanup the file.

Remember to select the option Keep backup again, otherwise your documents will not be backed up.

I found the solution on the following web page (in Italian):

http://trados.vertere.net/blog/index.php/2009/01/errore-32-the-process-cannot-access-the-file-because-it-is-used-by-another-process/

HTH,
Branka

[Edited at 2009-02-04 11:48 GMT]


 

Lanna Rustage  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 22:23
Spanish to English
Deselect the backup option! Feb 19, 2009

Thanks, Branka!

I have also found that (sometimes), saving the offending file as an rtf myself from word, then cleaning the rtf can work.

Good Luck to all!

Lanna


 

Anna Mattsson  Identity Verified
Sweden
Local time: 22:23
Member (2003)
French to Swedish
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Deselect the backup option! Nov 23, 2009

Thanks Branka, that worked for me as well!

 

FMM
Local time: 21:23
French to English
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Another solution Jan 15, 2010

Thank you Branka, you're a genius. Now I can go and enjoy my Friday evening!

 
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