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When you have a process running wild or a program that is stuck then this is far better than the windows program for terminating the process. How many times have you tried to delete a file and it says the file is in use? This will unlock the file to delete the file.

Everyone should have this on their computer to be able to delete all files. This also works when you are using BitTorrent and you have stopped downloading the file and deleted it but it is not removed from the computer.

You can use this process to stop the process and delete with file without the denial of access to the file. This is a very small file and it does not take much CPU power so it is easy and lightweight to use. download the latest version below. If you preferred the older version then that has also been listed below.

Typical error message from Windows:

  • – Cannot delete folder: It is being used by another  program
  • – 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

Unlocker will unlock the file or directory and allow you to delete the file and/or directory once the process holding onto the file. This is a very useful program and one which every computer should have. Being small and lightweight makes it one of the best additions to your computer as a novice or technician. No more cannot delete file!

Release notes: Unlocker

  • – Improved Installer: Universal installer for both 32 and 64 bit machines
  • – Fixed Bug: Fixed small memory and behavior bugs
  • – Promotional feature: Fully optional Delta toolbar.

Install: Unlocker

The file is very small and this is the one load below. If this is not the latest version then you are going to need to search the internet for the latest one. The developer tends to update the file every 2 years or so. I am not going to update the software again after this. When installing the software you will note that you can install the “Delta Bar” as optional. You simply need to click on advance and then remove the ticks from the boxes as shown below.


Running: Unlocker

Running the program is easy enough. When you want to delete a file and it says you cannot delete it as it is busy then right-click on the file and click the unlocker option. This will then release the file so that you can delete it. Simple!


Title: Unlocker 1.9.2
Filename: Unlocker1.9.2.exe
File size: 1.03MB (1,078,591 bytes)
Requirements: Windows 2000 / XP / Vista / Windows7 / Windows8
Languages: Multiple languages
License: Freeware
Date added: May 19, 2013







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