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What is the best, easiest to use software which can unlock files/folders so they can be deleted?

Posted on 2006-10-20
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I have tried using "open files" but the file in does not show up there.

I have tried a few free solutions but now I am willing to pay for the ability.

Any thoughts?
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Use process explorer from Systernals: http://www.sysinternals.com/Utilities/ProcessExplorer.html

It works from a process point of view.  But you can select to view the handles (CTRL-H) and see the files that a process has open.  Then you can selectively close specific handles (files).  

It's works great.  We had lots of problems having to reboot server just to clear a file locked by a bad process.  With process explorer we no longer have to reboot the server.  Just kill the handle to the file.
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