This happens to me from time to time when I try to rename, move or delete a file or folder, despite the fact that it is NOT currently being used in any program, and it’s somewhat maddening when I’m busy and trying to get work done.
It’s happened to other Windows machines I’ve used over the years, and in the past I used a very handy program called “Unlocker” that showed up in the right-click menu, and once it was invoked, would render the folder or file amenable to whatever I needed to do with it.
But now when I look up ‘Unlocker’ and try to download it, my Antivirus program intercepts it as malware.
I’ve looked up alternate methods to get around this, but they all seem to involve complicated things I don’t want to interrupt my work flow to try, such as closing the offending program in Task Manager or cleaning up my registry. Since I’m always busy when I encounter this, I usually just make a copy of the offending folder or file, do what I need to do, and make a note to delete the original when I restart the next day.
Does anybody else know of either a simple, quick method to fix this, or a reputable program similar to ‘Unlocker’?