[Zope] delete 'Data.fs.lock'

Dieter Maurer dieter at handshake.de
Tue Oct 28 15:35:26 EST 2003

Justin Xi ZHU wrote at 2003-10-28 12:14 +1000:
 > I tried to install two Zope products on the same computer. One of them 
 > didn't stop cleanly. From then on, when I try to run the other product. The 
 > error message appeared.
 > '
 > Could not lock the database file. There must be another process that has 
 > opened the file.
 > '
 > I made sure all other processes are closed. The message still appeared. 
 > With the assistance of a member of the list, we isolated the problem to the 
 > Zope product that didn't stop cleanly, locked the 'Data.fs.lock'  file and 
 > failed to delete it. We need to delete it manually. However, when I try to 
 > delete it. This error message appeared.
 > '
 > Cannot delete Data.fs: It is being used by another or program. Close any 
 > programs that might be using the file and try again.
 > '
 > Again, I closed all applications. The error persists.

Your operating system (smells like a Windows variant) has a different
opinion. Try to convince it (by e.g. restarting it).


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