Once in a while you might come across a file that simply cannot be deleted no matter how much effort you put into it. Its a common annoyance in windows and I have encountered it a lot of times. There are many reasons why windows won’t let you delete some files. Usually the file might be in use by windows or any other programs, which is why windows wont let you delete it. Although chances of a malware infection can be the cause, but its not a common case.
It has many other flavors:
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.
- 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!