In defense of Unlocker, I've never had prob as a result of using it and I've used it for years. At a minimum you can use it to see what prog is holding onto your file -- and it gives you more and less serious ways to close the file. sh Quote: Originally Posted by shieber If you want to unlock a file that's been held onto when you don't want it to be, you can use a free program called unlocker: http://ccollomb.free.fr/unlocker/ It's a pretty nifty prog when you need it. sh Such a program is dangerous to use. If I cannot delete using Process Explorer or Task Manager, them something is seriously wrong. I would do a reboot after any such deletion anyway.