File is open in com surrogate

When I appropriate click a photo file, properties, rerelocate properties and individual indevelopment, produce a copy with all possible properties rerelocated, OK

I gain "The activity can not be completed because the file is open up in COM Surrogate" this just began happening after installing Windows 10 Pro 64-bit construct 10586.3 and currently .11 With build 10240 I never had actually that message pop up. I can"t discover a solution and this happens on 2 separate devices with different editions of Windows 10. I tried running system file checker however it didn"t help.

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Does anyone know if this is somepoint I deserve to fix or is it a Windows 10 bug?


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I found a solution, you just open up task manager, click on details, look for dllhost.exe and also end the process.

Not a suitable solution but it"s much better than nopoint until Microsoft fixes it.


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Hi SGFC:

I do not have a solution for you however tbelow are current posts by various other Win 10 customers in the MS Answers forum on the same topic. Here are a couple of examples: Unable to remove file properties Windows 10 Version 1511 (develop 10586.3) COM Surrogate The action can"t be completed because the file is open up in COM Surrogate-------------32-bit Vista Home Premium SP2 * Firefox v42.0 * NIS (2014) v21.7.0.11 * MBAM Premium v2.2.0


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It have to be a pest with Windows 10 then. Like that one attach I acquired the error as well when trying to rerelocate properties on an mp3.

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I found a solution, you simply open job manager, click details, look for dllhost.exe and also finish the procedure.

Not a suitable solution yet it"s better than nopoint until Microsoft fixes it.


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Even better, I opened the Task Manager and also uncovered a background process called "COM surrogate" (what carry out you know!) and finished the task. Problem solved.

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Nice. Thank you for that little of expertise.I"m trying to edit some music files, something I have never before had a trouble doing on any of my various other Windows OS"s, and with my brand-new Windows 10 lapoptimal, this started happening.But, your resolve, fixed it :)Now, if we can find out why this keeps happening, and what a COM surrogate is......