Fixing a "The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process" error message on Windows 7

by dcurtis 1/7/2011 3:31:00 PM
I have IIS installed on Windows 7 and started receiving a "The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process." error when trying to start a web site in the IIS snap-in. After a brief search on google I found this information on how to resolve the issue.  The problem was, I couldn't really see what was using the port.  After some trial and error, I discovered that it was Skype that was using the port.  Once I closed Skype, the web site started with no issues and then I was able to start Skype again and use it as usual.

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