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On Windows, what could be creating these strangely named, locked versions of .doc files?

On Windows, what could be creating these strangely named, locked versions of .doc files?

I have a user who has .doc files called Foo.doc and Bar.doc. Later they find files named ~$01-1-Foo.doc and ~$05-1-Bar.doc in the same directory. The new files are locked and disrupting the operation of some other tools that can't read locked files.

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Guest [Entry]

"they look indeed like MS Word temp files, to find out what's locking them, you may use this:

LockHunter is a foolproof file unlocker.

It is a tool to delete files
blocked by something you do not know.
LockHunter is useful for fighting
against malware, and other programs
that are blocking files without a
reason. Unlike other similar tools
it deletes files into the recycle bin
so you may restore them if deleted by
mistake.

Key Features

Shows processes locking a file or
folder

Allows to unlock, delete, copy or
rename a locked file

Allows to kill locking process

Allows to remove locking processes
from hard drive

Integrates in to Explorer menu

It deletes files into the recycle bin,
so you may restore them if deleted by
mistake

Supports both 32 and 64bit Windows

LockHunter is freeware."
Guest [Entry]

Is word running? They look like temp files.