Monday, August 6, 2012

Unlocker - Delete Undeletable Files

Many users, including me have experienced the error messages "Cannot delete file: It is being used by another person or program" or "Cannot delete file: Access is denied" when attempting to delete or rename a file in Windows. Theoretically, the error occurs when the file to be deleted is being used by certain program or process running in Windows, but many times you have no idea which process is accessing the file and have no solution as to how to get rid of the file. Here, Unlocker is the solution.

Easy file deletion via context menu

Unlocker is a simple yet powerful tool. After the installation, all you need to do is to right click on the file you want to delete and select Unlocker from the context menu. Confirm the deletion and you’re done. For safety reason, if the file is really locked by certain process, a window will pop up with the process (es) listed. You can optionally unlock the file in the process (es) or to kill (terminate) the process directly. That’s all. You don’t need to run the process in safe mode or to restart the computer to make the change take effect. Just with a few clicks, annoying non-removable file is gone. After all, Unlocker is free of charge.

Use carefully

Unlocker is so powerful that it can delete most, if not all, of the files you cannot delete through normal ways. For this reason, if you want to delete certain unknown file without success and you attempt to delete it with Unlocker, make sure you know the consequence of deleting the file prior to deletion. This is to avoid the removal of important system files required by your operating system as the missing of such files may cause serious stability issues. If you are uncertain, try to search with the filename in Google first.

Freeware name: Unlocker
Version: 1.9.1
Supported O/S: Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/7
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1 comment:

  1. Try to download and use "Long Path Tool" as an alternative, It deletes,unlocks, rename and copies path too long folders and files. Guaranteed fix.