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Solidworks not releasing files after they're closed

Question asked by Ian McKenzie on Aug 21, 2019
Latest reply on Feb 4, 2020 by Ron Russell

I've repeatedly seen a minor issue where Solidworks is effectively not "letting go" of files/folders after I've closed them in Solidworks. For example, I've just closed an assembly I'd only created to experiment for troubleshooting an issue, and I just went to delete the folder it's contained in via Windows Explorer, but an error message pops up no matter how many times I try saying that the folder is in use. This is on my local C: drive, I've got nothing open in Solidworks right now and there's no chance any other program is accessing it. 

 

I can only seem to delete the folder by closing Solidworks, after which the folder will be freed up. 

 

Is there a setting or something that can help this? 

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