How to close a file?

Alexander Duz
Alexander Duz
January 29, 2013
How to close a file?

Modern operating systems and, in particular, the popular Windows OS offers many ways to close a file. We will talk about them in this article.

The simplest and most accessible method is to use the “X” button, which is located in the upper right corner of almost any open window. To do this, just click on it with the left mouse button. If this method does not suit you, you can resort to the "ALT + F4" key combination. Pressing these buttons simultaneously will also close the active window.

Another way to close unnecessary programs can be using Task Manager. As a rule, it is resorted to if the open file is not available or does not respond. You can call the dispatcher by clicking, for example, on the “Desktop” with the right mouse button and selecting the same-name line in the opened menu. If the computer freezes, try the "CTRL + ALT + DEL" combination. In principle, there are a lot of ways to call the task manager, we described the fastest ones.

After the dispatcher window has opened in it, you need to select the "Applications" tab.There you will see a complete list of running programs. Select the one you want to close and select it by clicking the left mouse button. After that click on the button "Remove the task." That's all, the problem application will be forcibly closed.

How to close a file in the system

Sometimes it happens that you want to perform any operation with a file, but on the screen pop up dialogs like "File opened in the system" or "File opened in the explorer." This means that the element that you are going to close is opened by the utility program. In the manager, service applications are not displayed. Solves this problem proven over the years method - restart the computer. The only reboot may not help if, for example, the item “AutoMount” is checked in the settings of the program creating virtual drives. Therefore, before rebooting, remove the corresponding bird in Daemon Tools or a similar program for virtual disks.

Now you know, not only simple ways to close windows, but also how to close a file in Explorer. Good luck!

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