I am having a problem with the occaisional mp3 file. It addresses the inability to Play/Move/Copy/Rename/Delete a file, after I have played it once. I have to stress that this does not happen with all my mp3's, just some. My OS is WinXP SP2 [with all subsequent updates to Jan 2008] I use WinAmp 522 and vlc 1.86. I do not use windows media player, ever. In fact I uninstall [??] it when ever I install windows. The problem I have is with mp3 files. [Not all of them, but it seems to be occuring more often] Problem Description: I will select an mp3 to play and it will play. [ONCE] After it has played I will select another to play and then try to drag the first mp3 to another folder. I then get an error msg that this file cannot be moved because it is in use. I cannot Move/Copy/Rename/Delete this file. I cannot find any evidence that it is in use by anything else. My mp3 files are stored in folders on a secondary hard drive. The file cannot be corrupted originally because I can play it the first time, so I think it must get corrupted [?] after the first play, but the how or why, I would like to know. Someone suggested the "Unlocker" program and I have tried it, but when I run it on a mp3 file that has given me trouble, it just states that there are no handles on this file and nothing can be done about this file, except delete. I do not always want to delete, because some of these files are precious to me. I would like to correct the problem and find out why it is happening. I hope someone has a suggestion for me. Thank you.