How to fix Windows locked files and folders

December 13, 2012 by Pat - Comments - - 1 min read

For Windows. Don’t you hate when you try to delete something and it’s locked? For some folders, there are times where you need to reboot it to unlock it.

Locked File

I’ve been using a great utility called Unlocker, and can’t recommend it enough for things like this. It integrates into your right-click menu. All you do is right click on the locked file, and choose “Unlocker”. It will then find what process has it locked so you can either cancel, or unlock it. Then you can delete (or manage) that file or folder freely.

I recommend checking it out!

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I'm an I.T. systems engineer by day and in my spare time I code. I've made WordPress websites and plugins, weewx extensions and static html sites using Jekyll. I'm a technologist at heart and I enjoy tinkering on many different technology projects. Here on my site you will find some of the projects I've worked on, and other random bits of knowledge that I hope help someone along the way.