Error: Error Deleting File or Folder windows. Cannot delete a0000000026.gdb.sdc: It is being used by another person or program
When attempting to delete a Compressed File Geodatabase from ArcCatalog, the following error message is displayed:
"Error Deleting File or Folder window.
Cannot delete a0000000026.gdb.sdc: It is being used by another person or program. Close any programs that might be using the file and try again."
The Compressed File Geodatabase option is selected during the Data Packaging process for a published map document (.pmf).
The error is generated when attempting to delete a File Geodatabase in ArcCatalog or Windows Explorer. The Compressed File Geodatabase option had been selected when publishing and packaging the data for a .pmf file.
Solution or Workaround
- In ArcToolBox, navigate to Data Management Tools > File Geodatabase > Uncompress File Geodatabase.
- Delete the files.