Deleting stale fgdb lock files

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    ArcGIS doesn't always clean up after itselg. For example ifIf you try to uncompress a file geodatabase and get an error message like the one below, try delete *.lock within the fGDB using filesystem tools (e.g. windows explorer or a command shell).

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    I've noticed stale locks years old hanging around. I run this from time to time just clean things up and have never encountered a problem. I believe it safe -- so long as care taken to not touch any other files -- as active lock files cannot be deleted in this manner.

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    http://forums.esri.com/Thread.asp#661264?c=93&f=985&t=218460 - File Geodatabase Schema Lock - Python

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    If you try to uncompress a file geodatabase and get an error message like the one below, try delete *.lock within the fGDB using filesystem tools (e.g. windows explorer or a command shell).

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    Command shell example for deleting lock files. Replace

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    to use in a script:

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    http://forums.esri.com/Thread.asp#661264?c=93&f=985&t=218460 - File Geodatabase Schema Lock - Python

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    ArcGIS doesn't always clean up after itselg. For example if you try to uncompress a file geodatabase and get an error message like the one below, try delete *.lock within the fGDB using filesystem tools (e.g. windows explorer or a command shell).

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    I've noticed stale locks years old hanging around. I run this from time to time just clean things up and have never encountered a problem. I believe it safe -- so long as care taken to not touch any other files -- as active lock files cannot be deleted in this manner.

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