[Network FileSystem] Notification error for Cannot transfer the file. It might be open!

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Published on 2009-03-17 by Matthias Preuter
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Published on 2009-03-17 by Matthias Preuter

Hi Network FileSystem,

Can we received error notification in file move transfer like this message?

Cannot transfer the file. It might be open in another application or in use by the system.

Thanks in advance!



Hi Ryan,

As discussed previously, you're finding this issue with a corporate instant messaging system, CISCO Jabber, right? How exactly is this related to Network Filesystem forge component, please? Is it occurring in CISCO Jabber after you move a file with Network Filesystem?

Regarding the error - Cannot transfer the file. It might be open in another application or in use by the system - its only reference seems to be only found in Cisco's bug reports website [1], nowhere else. I can't find much in OutSystems resources or the community about this topic, either. My best guesses would be:

  1. researching in CISCO Jabber community for further fixes and suggested workarounds to this error (couldn't find anything in a brief search);
  2. researching if a JavaScript API allows checking if a file is currently opened (e.g. HTML5 File API [2], though I am not sure that is really possible)*
  3. implementing a Java Applet [3] to do that check*

* solutions 2-3 are pretty much blind guesses, to be honest. Better following first the clues in option 1.


[1] https://quickview.cloudapps.cisco.com/quickview/bug/CSCux70332

[2] https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/API/File/Using_files_from_web_applications

[3] https://stackoverflow.com/questions/15352010/check-if-a-file-is-open-before-reading-it