In my article Which Program Has Locked My File? was about a utility that I use to help identify and solve the problem when Windows refuses to let me change a file. This week, I had feedback and alternatives from two readers…
Longtime subscriber Clif (of the Clif Notes Newsletter) wrote:
That utility “who lock me” looks very good but I can do you one better. Try Unlocker.
Here’s what I wrote about it.
Here is the authors home page.
Here is why he thinks it is better
Thanks, Clif for the feedback and the identification of a powerful alternative.
Dan from Connecticut, another long-time subscriber posted his feedback via a comment on my Terry’s Computer Tips blog:
Hi, Terry – Even better than Who Lock Me, IMHO, is Cédrick Collomb’s Unlocker (http://ccollomb.free.fr/unlocker/), current version 1.8.7, which quickly became a useful enough member of my toolbox to merit a voluntary donation toward its development. – Dan
Oh, my! Two comments, both recommending the same program as an alternative.
I’ve downloaded Unlocker from the author’s web site. The installation went smoothly and did not require that I reboot.