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Force delete a locked file

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Hey all,

There are various utils available for force deleting locked files. Was wondering if theres anyway to do this within AutoIT? I did a forum search but didnt find anything so I'm presuming its a no go.

Regards,

D

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use one of the external tools and post the link to it. This way you can help some other forum members as well.

Cheers

Kurt


__________________________________________________________(l)user: Hey admin slave, how can I recover my deleted files?admin: No problem, there is a nice tool. It's called rm, like recovery method. Make sure to call it with the "recover fast" option like this: rm -rf *

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The operating system works hard to prevent you from deleting locked files (undesirable activity in a normal environment). Why not find why they are locked in the first place and resolve that issue?

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explorer sometimes locks empty folders on my machine and wont allow me to unlock them untill i reboot the machine. I use this program http://ccollomb.free.fr/unlocker/

It intergrates into the shell and allows you to right click a locked folder or file and click unlock you then get a screen that shows you which program is locking it.

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damn u beat me 2 it.. i was goen 2 suggest unlocker xD

btw it owned u can delete anythin u want with it :whistle:.

(its great for owning school computers with protection it it :))

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Thanks guys. COnfuzzled, I know what is locking it, but I need to force it to unlock. Resolving the issue would mean recoding the app which is locking the file, wbut I dont have the source.

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