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  • File refuses to delete (Windows 10)
    I tried downloading an unlocker program to see if maybe any processes were stalling it, but not even that could remove the file. I'm completely at a loss. I could just ignore the file for the rest of my life, but I'd really rather not with how concerningly broken it is. Source: 5 days ago
  • Parameter is incorrect when trying to shrink USB drive. Please help
    If you have write access to that filesystem... Maybe there are open files or folders, something is keeping it in use Try rebooting, or you can try LockHunter: LockHunter is a free 64/32 bit tool to delete files blocked by any processes. Source: 29 days ago
  • Requesting help.
    If it isn't that, here's this neat tool you can use to nuke processes using files and folders. Source: 4 months ago
  • "The directory name is invalid"
    If the folders still won't go, try LockHunter. It's a portable utility that will tell you what is blocking/locking a file or folder and can often free it, so it can be removed. Source: 6 months ago
  • Sometimes…
    If you get this problem, try lockhunter: Https:// Source: 7 months ago
  • What's this book loading failure error? I never had errors before. I don't think I'm doing anything differently. I get this error multiple times a day now for any book I open. I just have to wait a few minutes for it to go away, but then it happens again. Restarting doesn't help clear it.
    Just use this: Source: 7 months ago
  • Gamedev checklist for fresh Windows reinstall?
    (Programmer focused) Everything for searching for files, grepWin for searching within files & Lockhunter for when an errant process has hold a file & won't let go. Source: 9 months ago
  • How hard is it for them to just tell you which file is open in which program? I hate windows so fucking much I swear to god
    I personally use lockhunter, it’s really helpful Source: 10 months ago
  • A list of free & open-source apps I use on Windows
    LockHunter: Which process is keeping that file open? Source: 12 months ago
  • Share your greatest free tools
    LockHunter - an absolute must-have tool for dealing with fie locks on a client level. Source: about 1 year ago
  • File Won't Delete And Is Taking Up Space. Help Needed!
    Https:// use this... Source: over 1 year ago
  • Does SPV3 work with GamePass version of the Master Chief Collection?
    If you still see an error related to a product key, then the Loader temporarily failed to patch haloce.exe. This is typically happens when another process has temporarily locked the file. You can use or to figure out which process(es) have locked the halo.exe and forcefully unlock it. Ideally, this functionality will be built into the... Source: over 1 year ago
  • Read Only - “Locked for Editing “
    Used this it my previous job: Source: over 1 year ago
  • somebody please help (betterjoy uninstalling)
    Maybe you can try this to delete it?: Source: over 1 year ago
  • How do I use MCC to install Halo SPV3?
    The only reasons it wouldn't work after the Loader successfully found your Retail (CD) or Custom Edition license in the Windows Registry is because the no-DRM patch failed to apply to SPV3's haloce.exe. Either the Installer failed to enable the setting in the Loader's config file or the Loader was denied access to haloce.exe. This issue can happen with any Activation method other than the passive detection of Halo... Source: over 1 year ago
  • Need help deleting folders after downloaded
    If you've used MEGAsync to download a folder, shut it down, then try moving/deleting the folder again. LockHunter is also quite effective at deleting folders and files locked by another process. Source: over 1 year ago
  • Anyone know what this hidden file is and can I delete it?
    Try LockHunter, It will show you who/what's locking the file. This will help you decide if you want to uninstall it. It has several options to uninstall/delete stubborn files. But you should know what's stopping you from deleting it first. Source: over 1 year ago
  • Windows...
    What? NO ONE is posting the apps that fix this issue? is one. Source: over 1 year ago
  • Can someone please explain why the fuc are there files/folders that I downloaded which refuse to be deleted?
    Try It's a free wonderful program that installs into your context menu. Right click on the file/folder that won't go away to see what's got it locked. It'll give you options for dealing with it and help you get rid of it. Source: over 1 year ago
  • Can Fileshredder (DoD) algorithm cause damage to an NVMe drive?
    I have a utility called Lockhunter that I ran. It didn't detect the file being locked despite the fact it was. Source: over 1 year ago
  • How to find which file or folder is currently in use
    I've been using LockHunter for this for years. It's just faster having it right in the context menu. Source: over 1 year ago

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