Sometimes, in Windows, we could not delete a file. Even if we permanently delete it (Shift+Delete), it still gives an error. So, it becomes tough to delete that file. If the file is too big and we can’t delete it, then it consumes an enormous space of our hard drive. The reason behind this varies with the file type; some running programs might be using that file, so you can’t delete that file, while some viruses may prevent you from deleting the file. You get these type of errors while deleting a file.


Types of error messages that Unlocker helps fix:

  • Cannot delete folder: Another person or program are using it
  • 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.


So, when you get these type of errors, you feel angry and become helpless, but here is the solution to delete any file on your PC without these errors. The software is called “Unlocker”, and it works on any Windows machine.

How to delete files using Unlocker


To delete files using Unlocker software, just right-click on the file which you want to delete and select “Unlocker” from the context menu. Then, it will show you which process is using that file; you can choose to kill the process. And if no process is using that file, then it will show you few options, like to Delete, Move file.

Download: Unlocker

This software had really helped me in many situations when I got the delete file errors. Do share your error experiences you had while deleting a file.

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