So you were working with some of your files and after finishing up the work, you want to delete them or move to another location on your hard drive, and what you see is an error message that the files are in use and cannot be moved or deleted. This is because the file is open in some program or by the operating system itself. Because the file is open by a program it is locked and cannot be moved or deleted. In order to process the file, you have to first unlock those files using a special tool like ThisIsMyFile.
The user interface of ThisIsMyFile is very straightforwards and very similar to all the other tools developed by Nenad Hrg of SoftwareOK. You can drag-and-drop a file on its window and then you can click on the “only info” button to find out whether this file is locked by some process or by the system.
It displays a small window showing the name of the locked file and the process locking that file. You can click on the “OK” button to dismiss this information box. This is only for knowing whether the file is really locked or if it is some file system problem.
If you want to unlock a locked file, then you have to again drag-n-drop the file on the ThisIsMyFile window and then click on the “Unlock” button. It will attempt to unlock the selected file. And if it is successful, you will see a message “Unlock OK”. If it is not successful, then you will have to use other methods like “Reboot and Delete”.
If you want to see an advanced view of the ThisIsMyFile then you can click on the “More ThisIsMyFile” button. You will see a list of all the files opened or locked by the system or by other programs. You can select the files that you want to unlock and use options like Unlock, Delete, Reboot and Delete. You can also kill the process locking those files.
Verdict: ThisIsMyFile is a portable tool that can quickly unlock files in Windows so they can be be moved or deleted easily. If the files are locked in a highly stubborn manner, then it can delete them after the system reboot.
You can download ThisIsMyFile from http://www.softwareok.com/?seite=Freeware/ThisIsMyFile.