Unlocking locked files with UNLOCKER

Every one and while we have all seen this problem: We want to delete or rename a file, but Windows won’t let us, telling us that the files is in use by another process or person.

Messages can look like

  • Cannot delete folder: It is being used by another person or program.
  • 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.

The Freeware UNLOCKER comes to the rescue:

Simply right click the folder or file, select Unlocker
=> if the folder or file is locked, a window listing of lockers will appear
=> click Unlock All and you are done!

It also offer a command line option.


BGInfo – Automatically Putting System Info on the Screen Background

From the Sysinternals Website:

“How many times have you walked up to a system in your office and needed to click through several diagnostic windows to remind yourself of important aspects of its configuration, such as its name, IP address, or operating system version If you manage multiple computers you probably need BGInfo. It automatically displays relevant information about a Windows computer on the desktop’s background, such as the computer name, IP address, service pack version, and more. You can edit any field as well as the font and background colors, and can place it in your startup folder so that it runs every boot, or even configure it to display as the background for the logon screen.

Because BgInfo simply writes a new desktop bitmap and exits you don’t have to worry about it consuming system resources or interfering with other applications.”

BGInfo Screenshot