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    Exception while deleting a Directory.

    Hi All,

    In my program I am copying a file into a folder using "file.copy" method and later trying to delete the folder using "Directory.Delete" method. But I am getting an exeption stating "A file in the directory I am trying to delete cannot be accessed as it is used by another process". Can anybody say why this exception is fired and what could be done to resolve this.

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    Siddaraju.A

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    Re: Exception while deleting a Directory.

    I take awild guess, maybe one of the file(s) you are trying to delete is still in use, have checked that?
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    Re: Exception while deleting a Directory.

    Thanks Opus for the reply. The code line which is causing this error is:
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    ' "FileToCopy" is a array of type String holding path and name of the file to be copied.
    ' "ToCopyDirectory" is a string variable holding the destination directory name and path 
    
     System.IO.File.Copy(FileToCopy(i), ToCopyDirectory, True)
    This is the line causing the actual error because if I comment this line then my deletion of directory is possible. The method I am using for deletion is :

    Code:
    Directory.Delete(ToCopyDirectory, True)
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    Susheelss

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    Re: Exception while deleting a Directory.

    Check your useage of .FileCopy.
    According to MSDN the second parameter takes: "The name of the destination file. This cannot be a directory."
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    Re: Exception while deleting a Directory.

    No Mr.Opus the destination variable contains the string with file name along with the full directory path.

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    Re: Exception while deleting a Directory.

    OK, the used name did suggest something else.

    What are you doing with the files between the FileCopy and Directory.Delete? Maybe that "File-Action" isn't finished yet.
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    Re: Exception while deleting a Directory.

    Quote Originally Posted by Susheelss View Post
    Thanks Opus for the reply. The code line which is causing this error is:
    Code:
    ' "FileToCopy" is a array of type String holding path and name of the file to be copied.
    ' "ToCopyDirectory" is a string variable holding the destination directory name and path 
    
     System.IO.File.Copy(FileToCopy(i), ToCopyDirectory, True)
    This is the line causing the actual error because if I comment this line then my deletion of directory is possible. The method I am using for deletion is :

    Code:
    Directory.Delete(ToCopyDirectory, True)
    Regards,
    Susheelss
    Isn't ToCopyDirectory the new file paths any way?

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