Sometimes when you try to delete a file notification message appears that the file is in use by another application and can not remove it.The reason for this is that at this point in the operating system is a process that uses the file, so its removal is impossible.Of course, it is very frustrating when you can not delete a file on your computer the same.But this does not mean that it can not be removed at all.
- - Computer with OS Windows XP;
- - program Unlocker.
To delete the file, close the program that uses it.If you know what kind of a program, then do so.Press the key combination Ctrl + Shift + Esc.If you use the operating system Windows XP, then immediately after pressing these keys will be the task manager.Alternatively, press the key combination Ctrl + Alt + Del, and the window opens.In this window, select "Task Manager."
After opening the Task Manager, go to the tab "Processes" Then in the "Description" look for the program name.Once you find the program
, click on the right button of the mouse.The context menu appears.In it, select "End Process."A pop up window with a warning of a possible loss of data.This window also click "End Process."Once the process is complete, you can safely delete the file because it is no longer used by any process.
If you have no idea what the program can use the file you want to delete, then you first need to know the name of the program.This can be done with the help of the program Unlocker, is completely free.Download it from the Internet and install it on your computer hard drive.Run Unlocker is not necessary.Once installed, it starts automatically.
Now click on the file you want to delete, right-click.Next on the shortcut menu, select Unlocker.A window will appear.This window will be information about the process that locks the file deletion.Click on the process of the left mouse button.Then the bottom of the window, click on the option "To Kill a process."Wait a few seconds.The program window closes.Now, a process that has blocked the removal of the file is removed.Click on the file with your right mouse button and then click "Remove."