October 17, 2017

Solution : Getting “Cannot Delete File Error”

If you are trying to delete a file and getting an error “Cannot delete a file”. There are two reasons for this error –

1. This file is in use by other, the time at which you are trying to delete it.

2. Access Denied.

You can find the Screenshot below :

There is a third-party software which is very efficient and will bring you out of this problem. It offers very simple and easy way to delete the files which are still running or used by any other program. The software name is “Unlocker

Unlocker is a freeware software and it easily available over the internet. It provides an easy way to fix common bugs related to file and folder problem.

Problems fixed by this software:

  • Cannot delete File: Access is denied
  • Make sure the disk is not full or write-protected and that the file is currently in use.
  • The source or destination file is in use.
  • Sharing Violation. The file is in use by another program or user.

These are the most popular errors. Now you will be able to handle all the above problems very easily.

How to use Unlocker?

1. First Download Unlocker and install in your PC/Laptop.

2. Right-Click on the file or folder which is not getting deleted, click on “Unlocker”.

If the file is locked, you will be able to see the list of programs which are using the current program. Just unlock the object from all the constraints and after this you will be able to delete the file.

For more Tricks. Stay Tuned !

About Rajan Balana

I am Rajan Balana, A Blogger from Rajasthan. I love playing PS2 and enjoy blogging.


  1. Thank you so much for this information. It is really quite frustrating sometimes on how to handle and how to delete files that unknowingly entered in my system.

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