IObit Unlocker is a light-weighted yet powerful tool designed to fix the Cannot Delete or Access Denied problems. It can Force terminate all related processes that prevent you from deleting or accessing files folders that you need to. IObit Unlocker also provides several useful options to make your work easier, like Unlock & Delete, Unlock & Rename, Unlock & Move, and Unlock & Copy. You wouldn’t be annoyed any more by messages like Cannot delete file: Access is denied, undeleted files, The file is in use by another program or user, or There has been a sharing violation!
There are several reasons as to why you’ll get an error message saying that the file you selected cannot be deleted, no matter how many times you try. Most times this happens because that file is in use and therefore cannot be deleted until it is no longer open, but what happens when you don’t know which process is using the file? If a reboot doesn’t fix the problem (or if a reboot is not a choice) then you could use some external help from IObit Unlocker. This easy-to-use program will delete/rename/copy/move any problematic item by releasing the process that holds it captive.
The program’s interface is very clear and uncomplicated. There’s a file list in the center where you add the locked files. As soon as you add an item, the lower part of the window is going to expand and give you information regarding the process that is using it (its name, path and process ID, to be precise). The big “Unlock” button on the middle of the window is going to free the occupied item from the process.
You can add files/folders either by clicking on the “Add” button located on the right side of the window and then browse for it or by dragging & dropping it since IObit Unlocker supports this feature. Another way of adding items to the list is by right-clicking on them and then selecting “IObit Unlocker” from the context menu.
There are 5 unlocking options: Unlock, Unlock & Delete, Unlock & Rename, Unlock & Move and Unlock & Copy. Select the appropriate option depending on what you want to do afterwards. Normally you won’t experience any problems, but should the operation fail, check the “Forced Mode” setting under the file list. This is guaranteed to unlock the item since it terminates all related processes.
IObit Unlocker is equipped with drag-and-drop functionality, so the user will not need to have any previous technical experience. Specific folders can simply be highlighted before the most appropriate actions are taken. This bundle will not require much memory and it can be a welcome addition to operating systems with a limited amount of available RAM.