Tip submitted by kburra on August 15 2012
What process is locking your file?
I had downloaded a part movie TS,and tried everything to remove form the desktop,Safe mode,Command prompt etc all to no avail,same mesage everytime “The action can’t be completed because the file is open in Windows Explorer, (next line) close the file and try again.”
Then came across Lock Hunter,it showed me what prcocess was it holding up,and how to unlock or just delete,worked a treat a real handy app to have around for I was stumped.
Shows processes locking a file or folder
Allows to unlock, delete, copy or rename a locked file
Allows to kill locking process
Allows to remove locking processes from hard drive
Can unload DLLs from processes
Integrates in to Explorer menu
It deletes files into the recycle bin, so you may restore them if deleted by mistake
Supports both 32 and 64bit Windows
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