Have you encountered the following messages from windows when you try to delete, move or rename a locked file?
- Can’t delete files
- Access is denied
- It is being used by another program
- Cannot read from the source file or disk
- Make sure the disk is not full or write-protected
Windows won’t allow you to delete, move or rename files that open programs have locked. if you try to modify the file and see a error message, you’ll have to unlock the file (or close the program).
Here are the steps to unlock a file: