$file name automatically read even it's not there in the file list

Hi, I have only 5 files in a folder but the file name strating with $ automatically comes.

see what I got

And what I have in a folder.



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That means that the file 1001_311_Aug.xlsx is opened at the time that the robot is reading the files. Windows creates a temporary file with that naming scheme when a file is opened. It is not shown in the File Explorer by default, you must choose to view hidden files and folders.

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Kindly use a kill process with process name as “EXCEL” before getting this filepath
Cheers @balkishan


Thanks Palani easy and fast method to avoid the unwanted files reading

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