Free files that are locked by the system.

Download FreeFile v1.2 (12KB)

This application is freeware.

Administrators or consultants wishing to free locked files, e.g. to avoid system reboots.

When you try to delete, remove or rename files or folders you may get the following error messages:

"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."
"Make sure the disk is not full or write-protected and that the file is not currently in use."

This often indicates that the file has been locked by a process - but what process? Use FreeFile to find the process and free your file by terminating the process.

You must have the .Net Framework in order to run this program.


Is anything installed on my system?
No. This program is a simple .exe file that will not modify your programs folder or registry.

My file is locked but FreeFile says it's not?
This version of FreeFile will only find locked dll and exe files. The next version will support all file types.