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    WhoLockMe Alternatives

    WhoLockMe is described as 'Have you ever bored by this Windows message : "Error Deleting File or Folder, ... There has been a sharing violation. The source or destination file may be in use.", when you try to delete, move or rename a file?' and is an app in the File Management category. There are more than 10 alternatives to WhoLockMe for Windows, PortableApps.com and Mac. The best alternative is Process Explorer, which is free. Other great apps like WhoLockMe are LockHunter (Free), Unlocker (Free), FileASSASSIN (Free) and IObit Unlocker (Free).

    This page was last updated Aug 14, 2017
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    Have you ever bored by this Windows message : "Error Deleting File or Folder, ... There has been a sharing violation....
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    1. Process Explorer shows you information about which handles and DLLs processes have opened or loaded. The display consists of two sub-windows.
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      Works with almost all versions of Windows and is officially supported by Microsoft.
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    2. 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.


    3. 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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      The program is no longer updated.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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    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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    5. Never Worry about “Cannot Delete Files” on Your PC.


    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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      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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      Use DelinvFile to delete files and folders with invalid names that cant be deleted or renamed via Windows Explorer. This includes names with invalid characters and names that are too long.
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      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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      Path Too Long and Path Too Long PRO are Windows tools to copy and delete files and folders with long paths. Just browse to the file and press a button to delete it, that’s it! Now you are able to rename long file names with new feature of Path Too Long PRO!
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