Windows 10

Deleting the Locked File in Windows 10

If you are planning to open a locked folder the system will not allow you to perform any task with the locked folder like opening it, moving it or deleting it. Now for performing these tasks you require a password. Now for all the folders which are locked by the others opening is not an option but you can delete the locked files. And deleting is not as simple as clicking the Delete.You can also learn about Charts in MS PowerPoint 2016. Now if you want to delete the locked files you are required to follow these simple steps.

  • 1st of all you are required to locate the files which you want to delete.
  • Now you need to download Process Explorer from Microsoft Website ( and after this click OK on the pop up window which will appear.
  • Now in the next step you are required to double click processexp64 in order to extract the file.
  • Now select Extract All and after that click Open.
  • Double click the procexp64 application in order to open the application.
  • Now in the next step select Run and after that read the terms and then press the Agree button.
  • Now in the Process Explorer window select File>Show Details for All Processes.
  • Now let the application to make changes by pressing the Yes button.
  • Now go tot he Find menu located at the top and then select Find Handle or DLL.
  • Now in the next step type in the file name and then hit Search.
  • Right click the process in the bottom of the Process Explorer screen and select Close Handle.
  • Now after this you need to just delete the file which you will do normally.