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I am getting this error

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Athensman
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I am getting this error

Post by Athensman » Fri 26 Jan 2018 9:43 pm

Error writing monthlyalltime.ini: Cannot create file "C:\Cumulus\data\monthlyalltime.ini". The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process


how do i fix this?

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Re: I am getting this error

Post by steve » Fri 26 Jan 2018 9:54 pm

As it says, something else is using the file when Cumulus is trying to write to it. Often caused by antivirus software or similar.
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Re: I am getting this error

Post by Athensman » Fri 26 Jan 2018 10:03 pm

how can i find out

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Re: I am getting this error

Post by ConligWX » Sat 27 Jan 2018 1:31 am

Is cumulus running when you are trying to edit the file? you need to stop cumulus first.
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Re: I am getting this error

Post by sfws » Sat 27 Jan 2018 9:14 am

steve wrote:As it says, something else is using the file when Cumulus is trying to write to it. Often caused by antivirus software or similar.
Athensman wrote:how can i find out
On your Windows 7 pc press CTRL SHIFT and ESC together to see task manager and that shows you what processes are running.

http://wiki.sandaysoft.com/a/FAQ#I_am_g ... _error_103 mentions some of the processes that you might look for.

If you are still stuck, there is software that claims to help you find out what processes are accessing what files, find it with a search engine, but only you can decide if it is trustworthy enough to install on your pc.

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Re: I am getting this error

Post by water01 » Sat 27 Jan 2018 10:51 am

Process Explorer from Sysinternals is very good and allows you to watch each individual process so you can see disk read/writes etc.

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sysint ... s-explorer

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