Windows 10: how do i unlock a file or folder so i can move it

Discus and support how do i unlock a file or folder so i can move it in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Howdy, i often cannot move a folder to another location because windows says it's currently in use in another program. i checked and closed all... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Funjunkie6, Feb 19, 2020.

  1. how do i unlock a file or folder so i can move it


    Howdy,

    i often cannot move a folder to another location because windows says it's currently in use in another program. i checked and closed all programs. still the same error.

    i downloaded a cool program named "Lockhunter - a foolproof file unlocker". It sits in the 'right-click' and it usually unlocks files and folders, which i can then move to another location. But sometimes it cannot unlock a file/folder and it says "some processes are still locking it."

    If i just try and drag and drop the folder to another location, Windows says the file or folder is open in another application. Which App?

    The folder is synced with Onedrive so i paused Onedrive to see if i could move the folder. no.

    how can i identify what's locking a file or folder and then unlock it so i can move that file / folder?

    Thanks Guys.


    how do i unlock a file or folder so i can move it [​IMG]

    :)
     
    Funjunkie6, Feb 19, 2020
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  2. Folder locked and dissapeared after unlock

    Well here's something i found on this:

    Lost my files in Folder Lock

    But it doesn't work here , i don't have that folder.

    Can somebody help me searching for a solution , tnx.

    EDIT:

    I did that and that's when the folder just disappeared but the data is still there, the program is very confusing about restoring files , it says that "files should become unlocked automatically" ... so where the heck are manual unlocking instructions.

    It's not an encrypt , it's just a password lock , so data is all open. The problem is, i would get like 225 GB of individual files off the HDD recovery , i just want the harder way of accessing the folder but getting the folder structure , where can i find the time to SORT 220 GB of data omg.
     
    RuskiSnajper, Feb 19, 2020
    #2
  3. Frogger Win User
    ?? How do I PW protect Folders in windows

    hmmm?
    Sharing files and folders overview You can share the files and folders stored on your computer, on a network, and on the Web. The method you choose depends on whom you want to share files with, and what computer they will use to access the files.

    When you share files or folders, they are not as protected as they are when you do not share them. People with access to your computer or your network might be able to read, copy, or change files that are in a shared folder. You should always be aware that the files and folders that you share are available to other people and be sure to monitor your shared files and folders on a regular basis.

    Important

    If your computer is not joined to a domain, you can use the Network Setup Wizard to automatically turn file and printer sharing on or off. To start the Network Setup Wizard, click Start, click Control Panel, click Network and Internet Connections, and then click Network Setup Wizard.
    If you both use the same computer

    You can put the files you want to share in the Shared Documents folder. Files stored in the Shared Documents folder or its subfolders are always available to other users on your computer.

    Step-by-step procedure
    Note

    If you are connected to a network domain, the Shared Documents, Shared Pictures, and Shared Music folders are not available.
    If both computers are on the same network

    You can share a folder or drive on your computer with others on the network. You can also control whether the files in the shared folder can be modified by other users.

    If your computer is connected to a network domain, use this procedure:

    Step-by-step procedure
    If your computer is connected to a workgroup, use this procedure:

    Step-by-step procedure
    Note

    If you are connected to a network domain, you will need to set the Access control for the folder or drive after sharing it. For more information, go to To set, view, change, or remove file and folder permissions.
    If you want to share your files online

    You can publish pictures and documents on the Web using the Web Publishing Wizard. The files will be stored in a private, online folder that you manage.

    Step-by-step procedure

    If you don't want others to access your files

    You can prevent other users from accessing your folders and the files they contain. When your computer is connected to a domain, this is called setting permissions for your file or folder. When your computer is connected to a workgroup, this is called making your folders private.

    If your computer is connected to a network domain, use this procedure:

    Step-by-step procedure
    If your computer is connected to a workgroup, use this procedure:

    Step-by-step procedure

    'HELP' it can be your friend *Smile how do i unlock a file or folder so i can move it :)
     
    Frogger, Feb 19, 2020
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  4. dark2099 Win User

    how do i unlock a file or folder so i can move it

    Generating a .txt based file list in Windows 7

    I want to be able to generate a .txt file that lists all the files and folders in a specific folder on my PC, but don't know the name of any programs that do that. Searched on google a bit and came up with this guide, but it's for XP and I can't seem to find some of the folder options to modify the .bat file. Any suggestions? Thanks

    http://www.theeldergeek.com/file_list_generator.htm

    EDIT: The .bat file will do what I want if it is in the folder I want to do it in, but the option I want to add is having the right click option that it shows.
     
    dark2099, Feb 19, 2020
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