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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Unable To Update: Renamed Hldsupdatetool.exe But The File Is Still there .... HLDS Update issue / Cannot use Hldsupdatetool.exe

HLDS Update issue / Cannot use Hldsupdatetool.exe !

Recently someone asked me that he cannot use hldsupdatetool.exe as he is getting following error, show below

While running the "hldsupdatetool.exe" file have you ever gotten this error message:

This can be fixed like ...

1) Run "hldsupdatetool.exe" via command prompt, 2 files should be created in the directory; "hldsupdatetoolNew" and "hldsupdatetoolTmp".

2) Rename "hldsupdatetoolNew.exe" ---> "hldsupdatetoolX.exe" (replace X with whatever you like)

3) Run "hldsupdatetoolX.exe" via command prompt, it should now update "hldsupdatetool.exe" with the latest version of the update tool.

We get this error because in Windows you cannot update a file which is in use....(similarly like you cannot eject safely a Pendrive/USB disk which is currently in use.) so when we use hldsupdatetoolX.exe,it updates hldsupdatetool.exe (coz its inner coding tells to update Hldsupdatetool.exe not HldsupdatetoolX.exe) , which is what we want.
Hence Mission Accomplished.


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