15 Free Force Delete Locked or Undeletable Files and Folder In Windows 7

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Cannot delete file on Windows? How to delete undeletable files and folders on Windows XP, Vista and 7? To be honest, I can live with a undeletable file or folder in my computer, however, if the file or folder is located on my desktop, then it is totally unacceptable.

Force Delete Locked or Undeletable Files and Folder in Windows 7

If you’re getting the following messages, you’ll need a special tool to unlock and delete the specific files and folders.

  • Cannot delete file: Access is denied
  • There has been a sharing violation
  • 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

Here is a almost complete list of freeware to force delete locked files and folders.

15 Free Force Delete Locked for Microsoft Windows

Application

 

 

Close
handle

 

Kill
process

 

Unload
DLL

 

Delete
index.dat

 

Delete
Rename
Move

 

Invalid
Names

 

Context
Menu

 

Unlocker 1.8.7 by Cedrick Collomb

 

 
ok
ok
ok
ok
ok
ok
ok

Process Explorer by Sysinternals

 

 
ok
ok
no
no
no
no
no

ForceDel by Zoltan Csizmadia

 

 
ok
no
no
no
no
no
no

WhoLockMe by Dr-Hoiby

 

 
no
ok
no
no
no
no
ok

FreeFile by Skrubbeltrang

 

 
no
ok
no
no
no
no
no

UnLock IT by EMCO

 

 
no
ok
no
no
ok
no
ok

APM by DiamondCS

 

 
ok
ok
ok
no
no
no
no

DelinvFile by James A. Lawler

 

 
no
no
no
no
ok
ok
no

Pocket KillBox by Option^Explicit

 

 
no
no
no
ok
ok
no
no

Copylock by Noel Danjou

 

 
no
no
no
ok
ok
no
no

GiPo@MoveOnBoot by Gibin Software

 

 
no
no
no
ok
ok
no
ok

DelLater by DiamondCS

 

 
no
no
no
ok
ok
no
no

Delete Doctor by Kevin Solway

 

 
no
no
no
ok
ok
no
no

BusyDelete by Freezerware

 

 
no
no
no
ok
ok
no
no
Boot Deleter by TNT-BootBlock 
no
no
no
ok
ok
no
ok

6 comments on “15 Free Force Delete Locked or Undeletable Files and Folder In Windows 7

  1. DALE LEWIS November 16, 2010 at 10:32 am - Reply

    I don’t know why no one has left a comment here before… but I tried EVERYTHING to delete a crummy Acrobat folder that wes denying me my administrator rights! This worked and worked flawlessly… also so simple a newb like me can follow it easily. Highly recommended!!

  2. Arya-Sama January 8, 2011 at 5:33 pm - Reply

    Very very Effective…tanx for it….

    Unlocker is very good and easy to use..

    :D

  3. reds January 30, 2011 at 6:36 pm - Reply

    Unlocker link needs to be repaired

  4. Dave the Wave March 28, 2011 at 12:50 am - Reply

    I am trying to delete a user folder for a user who doesn’t exist on the system any longer.

    NONE of the solutions listed above worked. I have not been able to unlock, rename or delete the folder. Only a windows media player process is using the folder.

    Guess I’ll have to live with it, or take my HD to another computer to delete it.

  5. Oscar June 21, 2011 at 6:20 am - Reply

    this litle program can do it???…992 kb… yes can do it… thanks… thanks… thanks…

  6. nagra July 30, 2012 at 4:57 am - Reply

    it really works for me .

    thx…

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