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I am pretty sure that you have experienced this issue at least once  during your life of …Windows-user!  The famous “Cannot delete file…” error has different versions to tell you the truth. The most famous ones  are: Cannot delete file: Access is denied, There has been a sharing violation, 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. This tutorial won’t explain you  why this error is triggered. It will just show you how to fix it thanks to a free program!

Unlocker is a simple, free tool which forces the system to delete any file of your choice No more “Cannot Delete File…” warning for you! The way it works is really simple:

  1. Simply right click the folder or file and select Unlocker.
  2. If the folder or file is locked, a window listing of lockers will appear.
  3. Simply click Unlock All and you are done!

If you want to know more or you want to download the tool,visit the official website.

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2 Comments to “How to Fix “Cannot Delete File…” Error in Windows Operating System”

  1. Finn Says:

    I also had problem like this. It was big headache for me for long time. But then I found http://www.deletelongfile.com, it saved me so much time!

  2. Zebedeus Says:

    Thanks Frank,
    Nice post. My question is, can you also use Unlocker when logged in as a user with limited rights to delete files which have been posited/pasted there on earlier occasion while logged as an administrator?

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