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File Unlockers

  1. It is a free tool to delete files blocked by something you do not know. LockHunter is useful for fighting against malware, and other programs that are blocking files without a reason. Unlike other similar tools it deletes files into the recycle bin so you may restore them if...

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  2. Get rid of error message like Error deleting or renaming file or folder, cannot delete folder: its being used by another person or program Unlocker application was designed to be a very useful Windows Explorer extension allowing users with a simple right-click on a file or...

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    1.  PortableUnlocker can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    The program is no longer updated. Last version, 1.9.2, released in May 2013, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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  3. IObit Unlocker icon
    • Windows
    • PortableApps.com
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    Never Worry about “Cannot Delete Files” on Your PC.

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  4. FileASSASSIN is an application that can delete any type of locked files that are on your computer. Whether the files are from a malware infection or just a particular file that will not delete - FileASSASSIN can remove it.

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    1.  LightweightFileASSASSIN consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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  5. ThisIsMyFile is a small, fast tool for quickly unlocking and deleting locked or protected files on Windows. It's helpful for those times Windows locks up a file and makes it so that you can't remove it.

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  6. A neat free utility that helps you to take control of any file or folder when it is locked by some application or system. For every locked resource, you get a list of locking processes and can unlock it by terminating those processes.

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    1.  Windows Explorer ExtensionEMCO UnLock IT can extend Windows Explorer in various ways, for example add context menu options, etc..
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  7. Folder Lock icon
    • Windows
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    Folder Lock is a file lock, folder protection & file encryption software to lock folders & password protect folders. Encrypt files and lock USB Drive. Free Download!

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  8. Wise Force Deleter, a solution for deleting undeletable files or folders. It helps you to unlock and delete 'Access Denied' or 'File in Use' files.

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  9. Wise Folder Hider is a free file/folder hiding tool. You can use it to hide files and folders on local partitions or removable devices.The data can't be accessed by other programs or on other operating systems such as DOS.

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  10. OpenedFilesView displays the list of all opened files on your system. For each opened file, additional information is displayed: handle value, read/write/delete access, file position, the process that opened the file, and more...

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  11. Delete files that are difficult to delete, such as some files left by viruses and trojans, or files with corrupted file names. This program can also delete files like the "index.dat" files, which store Internet history, by scheduling them for deletion upon system...

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    1.  Recover Corrupted FilesDelete Doctor can recover and repair corrupted files that won't open or that open with an error.
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  12. Sometimes, files on the Mac cannot be deleted, moved or renamed. This can be caused by insufficient access rights, or because some processes are still using these files.

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  13. Lock file/folder on NTFS to prevent file/folder from misdeleting.

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    1.  PortableFile Locker Shell For NTFS can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  14. Delete FXP Files is an application that provides you with a GUI you can use to easily delete stubborn directories and filenames. Many times, these kinds of files/directories are the direct result of getting "tagged", which can happen if your system is exposed to the...

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  15. The Locked Files Wizard, formerly known as CopyLock, is an assistant that allows you to either delete, move or rename files or folders used by the system or any other application or process. You can display and possibly stop the processes or services that use executables...

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    According to website, no updates since Wednesday, May 05, 2010. See http://noeld.com/programs.asp?cat=misc

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