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ThisIsMyFile v2.44 Updated

billon on 23 Jun 2018
  • 213KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Jun 2018
  • Suggested by billon

ThisIsMyFile is a program for unlocking protected files or folders. The program can delete stubborn files or remove them at system reboot, as well as make a copy for further analysis.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create an empty text file and name it ThisIsMyFile.ini
  3. Launch ThisIsMyFile.exe or ThisIsMyFile_x64.exe (for 64-bit OS)
Similar/alternative apps: Unlocker, FileASSASSIN
What's new?
  • Small improvements.
  • Update of the language files.
Latest comments
MIKLO on 2018-01-20 12:03

Could not "unlock" or delete 3 files I tried :(
MIKLO

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OpenedFilesView v1.85

billon on 6 Mar 2018
  • 105KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 5 Mar 2018
  • Suggested by milentechie

OpenedFilesView displays the list of all opened files on your system. For each opened file, the handle value, read/write/delete access, file position, the process that opened the file etc. are displayed. You can also close one or more opened files, or terminate the processes that opened these files. This is particularly handy when you are trying to delete/move/open a file and Windows complains that the file is "locked".

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? No. HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\Root\LEGACY_NIRSOFTOPENEDFILESDRIVER
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract a folder of your choice. Launch OpenedFilesView.exe.
What's new? Added:
  • 'Align Numeric Columns To Right' option.
  • New option: 'Copy Locked Files To Another Folder' (F7), which allows you to copy locked files that cannot be copied with Windows Explorer. Be aware that this feature doesn't work if the file is opened by 'System Process'.
Latest comments
Mark on 2011-02-20 09:13

There is a 64-bit version available:

http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/ofview-x64.zip

MIKLO on 2016-05-12 14:49

A very helpful program thanks for the hard work to develop this.
MIKLO

misan on 2016-05-13 16:45

It's a ~ GUI for openfiles.exe.
Nir Sofer gives us so many (to many?!)~ GUIs.
TU.

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TakeOwnershipPro v1.6

webfork on 26 Oct 2017
  • 400KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 7 Aug 2017
  • Suggested by tproli

TakeOwnershipPro helps fix permissions issues by granting ownership to files or folders listed as belonging to another process. Supports drag and drop and can modify whole directories.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the installer, extract TakeOwnershipPro,1.exe or TakeOwnershipPro,2.exe (for 64-bit OS) to a folder of your choice and launch.

Optionally, delete TakeOwnershipPro,3.exe and TakeOwnershipPro,4.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Unlocker, Portable FileASSASSIN
Latest comments
Loonier on 2015-04-29 05:40

The {app} folder contains TWO exe files: TakeOwnershipPro,1.exe and TakeOwnershipPro,2.exe - seems like the 'How to extract' section needs rewriting...

Loonier on 2015-04-29 05:43

Just checked the Hash of the two files - they are identical.

DarkShadow on 2015-04-29 18:16

Uniextracted with innounp updated to 0.41
Only one .exe (TakeOwnershipPro.exe) !

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Unlocker v1.9.0

webfork on 26 Apr 2016
  • 112KB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by Unknown

Unlocker Assistant helps unlock files locked by operating system permissions or other issues. The program automatically launches if you are trying to delete/rename/move a file that is locked. When not in use, it stays in your system tray bar. Additionally, individual locked files and folders may be drag-and-dropped onto unlocker.exe.

Alternatively, Unlocker Portable (beta) is a launcher-only version of Unlocker.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
License: Freeware (see website to donate)
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice.
  2. Select a folder based on your operating system (how to determine if you are x86 or x64)
  3. Launch UnlockerAssistant.exe or drag locked files onto unlocker.exe
Similar/alternative apps: FileASSASSIN
Latest comments
bankr on 2013-09-25 16:58

Sorry. Last portable version is definitely 1.9.0 (according to author).
I'm using 1.9.2 and posted about it mistakenly as it works for me.

olliebean on 2015-08-23 18:21

Is this still available? I clicked on the portable download from the website, which redirected me to a download site, which redirected me to another download site... about half a dozen sites later with no download in sight, one of them finally tried to get me to download and install a dodgy "Download Software Manager" app. I gave up at that point.

webfork on 2015-08-23 19:22

olliebean: confirmed. Switching download link to point to softpedia.

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FileASSASSIN v1.06

billon on 4 Sep 2016
  • 208KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 May 2007
  • Suggested by Fluffy

FileASSASSIN can unlock and optionally delete files on your system created either by system permissions or malware. The program uses advanced techniques to unload modules, close remote handles, and terminate processes to allow the removal of the file.

Category:
System Requirements: WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Registry, but this does not impact portability.
License: Free for personal use
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch FileASSASSIN.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Unlocker
What's new?
  • Minor bugfixes and typo fixes.
Latest comments
Goodfella on 2009-09-06 03:27

hey i just used this program on 32 bit vista and it works great got rid of the file and also only took a few seconds amazing

xor on 2016-09-03 23:13

Both website and download link are broken, please check

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