Hi Nick Go into Comp management on the machine and go to shared folders in there is the open files area the file should be there and you can right click and choose close open file. HTH Dan -----Original Message----- From: Nick Smith [mailto:nick@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] Sent: 01 December 2004 13:03 To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [windows2000] How to release a file lock? Ok, this should be easy: I have a file that is locked as open, even though it isn't in actual use: we're using TS, so I assume a crashed session didn't release it properly. I can use PSFile, and see that the fiel is indeed open, that it has 3 fiel locks on it, etc. But how can I unlock it with out a reboot? Nick Visit the new FDL web - site designed to serve you better- http://www.fdl.co.uk This message has been sent from Fuerst Day Lawson Ltd and confirms that the email has been scanned and to the best of our knowledge is free from virus infection. The unauthorised use, disclosure, forwarding or copying of this message and any attachments is strictly prohibited. If you have received this message in error, please email moderator@xxxxxxxxx This message and any attachments, which are confidential and may be privileged, are for the use of the addressee(s) only. The views and opinions expressed in this email message are the author's own and may not reflect the views and opinions of Fuerst Day Lawson Ltd.