Quote: Originally Posted by win7beginner
Quote: Originally Posted by maxie
Hi there ..... Still having problems ? ...... You might want to try Unlocker .... Make sure you use the 32 bit version
Unlocker doesn't work... selected the folder, pressed ok but all it does is closes itself and folder still remains.
>...selected the folder, [selected delete], pressed ok but...
Maybe you selected delete and failed to mention it. I also hope that you were careful when you installed Unlocker or you may get unwanted software installed. Currently the installer for Unlocker is also installing the Delta toolbar by default.
For the sake of others that I'll be pointing to this post, I'll show the Delta toolbar offer and how to avoid it. During installation, select the Advanced option and unselect the unwanted offer.
Once installed, you should be able to right click on the folder (or file) to be deleted and select Unlocker from Explorer's context menu. You can also start Unlocker from the Windows Start
menu. That will open a window (not shown below) that will let you navigate to the folder (or file) of interest.
Hopefully, the next screen that you will see if the User Access Control (UAC) screen. If you do not see this, then UAC may be turned off. Consider turning it on. See this thread
You should see one of the next two screens. The first one will be shown if Unlocker does not find any application locking the folder to be deleted. The second one will show what is locking the files within the folder and/or the folder itself. If deleting the folder [or file(s)] is the desired action, then you must select Delete
and press OK
or Unlock All
Again, for the sake of others that I'll be pointing to this post, Unlocker can be downloaded from the author's website
or from FileHippo
When downloading software like this - you should consider checking with virustotal.com to see what various antivirus companies think of it. In this case, several companies think that Unlocker is bad... https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/f...5397/analysis/
...but I've not had a problem with it.
edit: unlocker is a nice/powerful/dangerous app... be careful how you use it!