Did you ever get a message like "Cannot delete File / Folder: It is being used by another person or program" or similar messages when you were trying to delete a file or folder? This happened to me quite often when I finished viewing a movie file and decided to delete it but could not because the file got locked somehow by the operating system or another program running on it.
Unlocker is a freeware program that can resolve those issues for you. It adds a right-click menu to Windows Explorer that you can make use of to unlock files that are somehow locked by the operating system so that you cannot delete, rename or move them.
All it takes to use the program to unlock files is to right-click them and select the Unlocker option from the context menu to do so.
I know that I reviewed Unlocker previously here on Ghacks but a new version was released two days ago which corrects some bugs and adds another language to the program.
Here is the complete changelog:
Other error messages where Unlocker is able to help with.
You see, it may be a good idea to install the program and have it at hand because those errors seem to happen frequently on Windows. You can download the program from the new homepage of the developer.Advertisement
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