Photoshop: problems with modifying folders after working with files

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Under Windows 7, when a file is opened in Photoshop CS5 Extended or CS5.5 Extended, a handle is created for the folder. When you close the file, the folder handle isn't removed. So you can't move, rename or remove this folder until you close Photoshop (or use an external process explorer to kill the handle). If there is a long working time between image treatment and file system reworking, you'll lose time to understand why Windows can't modify an unused folder. Never closed folder handles freeze your working tree for the entire imagery session.
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Adrien Dupuis

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Chris Cox

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Um, what? Photoshop doesn't create any "handle" that sticks around after opening or saving a file. Nor does working with a file in Photoshop prevent you from doing things with the folder that contained that file.

Do you have a third party plugin or other utility that might be holding a reference to the folder?
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I haven't got any third party.

This is when you use "Save for the web & device". For example, I save a web image on my desktop. It create the File Handle "C:\Users\Adrien\Desktop". I close the source PSD file. The File Handle "C:\Users\Adrien\Desktop" remains.