Occasional OSError: [Errno 13] Permission denied on Windows

Ernst Noch enoch at gmx.net
Thu Jan 5 12:42:56 EST 2006

Alec Wysoker wrote:
>>>Using Python 2.3.5 on Windows XP, I occasionally get OSError: [Errno
>>>13] Permission denied when calling os.remove().  This can occur with a
>>>file that is not used by any other process on the machine,
>>How do you know that?
> Yeah, good point.  I don't really know.  I should have said no process
> that I am aware of is using the file.  I'll give sleep a try instead of
> gc.  Thanks.

FWIW, you could use Filemon from Sysinternals, 

If you are there, be sure to also look the other stuff on that side, 
Mark Russinovich a has written a lot of very nice Windows utilities.

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