Monday, July 30, 2007

Unlocker - delete stubborn, annoying files or folders

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Have you experience any of these annoying dialog boxes when you are trying to delete some files / folders?


  • Cannot delete file: Access is denied


  • There has been a sharing violation.


  • The source or destination file may be in use.


  • The file is in use by another program or user.


  • Make sure the disk is not full or write-protected and that the file is not currently in use.


What you do normally is you will try to reboot your system and delete the files after that. This problem is one of the biggest annoyances that you will encounter if you are a Windows user but thankfully, there is a freeware to solve this problem.


With Unlocker, you only need to right click on the stubborn folder or file, and select "Unlocker". If the file or folder is locked then a window will appear with a list of processes locking the file or folder. Select the locks and click Unlock and you are done.


That is cool isn't it? Download Unlocker today and save your headache for some other important things.

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9 comments:

Netpiler said...

The download link http://www.ccollomb.fr/unlocker/#download

does not seem to be working!

Syahid Ali said...

corrected! thanks netpiler!

Anonymous said...

DANGER! It's a trap!
Program does not work. The shortcut to the .exe file is not created and when file oppened directly from it's folder, does not work. Then we are asked to download another program to repair that file, and that repair program is NOT free to use after installation and causes a lot of troubles to registry and after uninstalling, ask for computer rebooting and if you don't repair the registry BEFORE rebooting, you will be in great trouble!

dan rogy said...

long path file deleter

www.longpathtool.com

carlo.santos said...

Hello....Nothing else worked, excluding this great utility: http://www.filesUnlocker.com

dan rogy said...

http://longPathTool.com

Do you have error messages?, like :
Path too long.
Error cannot delete file: cannot read from source file or disk
Cannot delete file: Access is denied
There has been a sharing violation.
Cannot delete file or folder The file name you specified is not valid or too long. Specify a different file name.
The source or destination file may be in use.
The file is in use by another program or user.
Error Deleting File or Folder
Make sure the disk is not full or write-protected and that the file is not currently in use.
Error Copying File or Folder.
Cannot remove folder.
The filename or extension is too long.
Path too deep.
Could not find this item.
Filename is not valid.
The file could not be accessed.
The path you entered, is too long. Enter a shorter path.
File Name could not be found. Check the spelling of the filename, and verify that the file location is correct.

http://longPathTool.com

Martin said...

path too long fixer

Joey said...

Thank you so much for this information. It is really quite frustrating sometimes on how to handle and how to delete files that unknowingly entered in my system.

AttilaNab said...

Hello. i was also having the same issue but Long Path Tool helped me in this situation. You can see here http://PathTooDeep.com. It might help you.
Thanks and Regards,
Attila