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Re: Unlock files in-use by other applications - http://LongPathTool.com

 
 
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      13th Apr 2011

I have Unlocker, which does this just fine for free. I'd
have a hard time living without it, since Windows
inexplicably locks stuff all the time.

However, it looks like later releases come bundled with
adware/spyware, so be careful.

-jc


On Apr 10, 3:42*am, Max Loger <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
> Unlock files in-use by other applications -http://LongPathTool.com
>
> Few things are more frustrating than trying to delete a file only to
> discover your system says it's locked or in use when you know it
> shouldn't be. The annoying error messages come in several flavors.
>
> Cannot delete file: Access is denied
> Cannot delete folder: There has been a sharing violation
> Cannot delete file: It is being used by another person or program
> Cannot delete folder: Make sure the disk is not full or write-
> protected and that the file is not currently in use.
>
> I think I've seen a few other variations, but I can't recall them at
> the moment. The problem is usually some process on your computer
> locking the file or folder without you realizing it. Fortunately there
> are several software solutions to delete stubborn files.
>
> My favorite app for deleting locked files is Long Path Tool. After
> installation, the software is available from the right-click menu,
> making it easy to access anytime you need to delete a file. When you
> encounter one of these stubborn files, right click it, select Unlocker
> and see what's holding the file hostage.
>
> You are then presented with the options:
>
> To kill the process tying up the file
> To unlock the file from the process without killing the process
> To unlock all processes locking the file without killing the processes
>
> It's generally better to choose one of the latter two options. The
> first option may involve killing a required Windows process.
>
> Once the file is unlocked, delete it.
>
> Unlock files in-use by other applications -http://LongPathTool.com


 
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