Unlocker – No More "Error Deleting File or Folder" [Windows Downloads]

If you are Windows user then you might have seen something like below in past:


There are other similar error alerts like…

  • Cannot delete file: Access is denied
  • 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 and that the file is not currently in use.
  • etc…

Most of the times files/folders are locked by some applications you may not know. So even closing application in doubt doesn’t solves problem.

I often get this error so was wondering if there any way to unlock the file/folder I want to move/delete. Thanks to Google, I found this nice application named Unlocker

#How-To Use

  1. Click here to download Unlocker (size: 190KB). Setup is simple and quick. After installing…

  2. Just right click on file/folder and select Unlocker from context menu as shown in following screenshot…


  1. A window with list of applications having lock on file/folder will appear


  1. Select Unlock All  or any other option. Its your choice!


More info, FAQ and a comparison chart with other similar softwares is on official Unlocker webpage!

Hope you will find this useful at some point in time… 🙂

Unlocker Links: Download | Homepage

[Credit Note: All screenshots in this post are via Unlocker Website]


sauravjit January 26, 2009

thanks 🙂

Rahul Bansal January 29, 2009

Your welcome bro… 🙂