How to permanently delete a file impossible to erase?

Learn how to delete your blocked files simply and quickly.

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Even with a perfectly maintained and functional operating system, one can not escape one day or another to this message: ”  This action can not be performed because the file is open in another program  ”

These files that are literally blocked may, in fact, be in use by other programs in the background: Windows image viewer, synchronization tool, or another miscellaneous program. A real plague to discover the origin of this blockage when we do not know where to look. With Emco UnLock IT, you will be able to find the culprit and delete once for all the said files.

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Once the program is downloaded and installed, launch it.

The simplest method is to use the drag and drop function ( drag n drop ) of Windows to drop the file to delete in the software window.

Second option: from the main window of the software, click on the radar at the top right (the Check icon). Then, in the window that appears, click on the small arrow at the top right. Navigate to the blocked file and validate it. The blocked file will then appear in the ” Resources  ” window.

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Select the file by clicking on it. Click again on the padlock icon (labeled Unlock) from the menu. Most of the time, the software will try to stop the program that blocks this file. Remember to save all your open documents because an image viewer or burning software can cause new blockages.

Once the operation is validated, the file will be unblocked and you will finally have the possibility to delete your unwanted file.