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    Question Overwrite / Replace a Locked File

    Hello again!
    I am wondering how I can replace a file locked by another application.
    I am using VB.NET from 2008.
    Any help is greatly appreciated.
    Thank you!

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    Re: Overwrite / Replace a Locked File

    What program would that be? And WHY do you want to terminate it? We don't help with anything not legit...
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    Re: Overwrite / Replace a Locked File

    I don't want to terminate the application, simply replace a file that the application is using.
    I am trying to implement a program with the Sims 2 that switches a custom CAS! file (available here: http://www.modthesims.info/d/409968). It would be more useful if it could switch the file without restarting the Sims, but every file that is in the Sims 2 Downloads directory is locked even if it is not being used.

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    Re: Overwrite / Replace a Locked File

    That would be their anti-cheat engine... Sorry, we can't help with that
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    Re: Overwrite / Replace a Locked File

    The program is not going to read the new file even if you were able to replace it while the program is running which you will not be able to do since it is currently in use.

    If by some chance you were able to find a way to replace the file while the program was running the most likely result would be to crash the Sims program.

    Besides that why would you even need to switch this screen on the fly. All it is is a background image
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