Unlock Files Locked By Windows– “File Can Not Be Renamed, Moved or Deleted As It Is In Use”

by Rohit Khurana on December 1, 2011


Sometime when you install, re-install or remove an application from your computer some files and folders get locked by your Windows OS and it would not allow you to remove or rename such files and folders. The Windows OS locks the files and folders that are being used by other applications automatically. In such a case you will have to close the applications and in some cases stop the services. Which is not always a solution therefore today I have got a software named Free File Unlocker for you which will help you to unlock the files and folders which are locked by the Windows OS.

Free File Unlocker 1

Some times while trying to delete or rename a file you might get an error message i.e. The action can’t be completed because the file is being used by some other application. This application will help you in order to unlock the file or folder that you are trying to delete or rename. You can also use this application in order to view all the files and folders on your computer and manage them. The tool apart from unlocking the files and folders can also be used to kill the processes that lock these files and folders in Windows OS. The application can also be used to remove the viruses, Trojans and other malware present in the system. The application can come in handy in many cases to unlock the files and folder to get the access like  :-

  • Cannot delete folder: It is being used by another person or program
  • Make sure the disk is not full or write-protected and that the file is not currently in use
  • Cannot delete file: Access is denied
  • The file is in use by another program or user
  • There has been a sharing violation
  • The source or destination file may be in use
  • Cannot read from the source file or disk

This is the first screen which will open up when you will open the software for the first time after downloading and installing it. The software has a Select button on the top to select the file or directory that you want to unlock. After selecting the file you will have to click on the Unlock button in the right pane. In case of a directory click on the unlock all to unlock all the contents of the directory. You will not even have to open the application as the option to unlock a file or a directory is provided to the user in the context menu at the right click. The tool is an advanced tool and many option in the tool are meant for advance user like unlock all.

Download Free File Unlocker

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