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How do I delete a file that is in use by another process? [duplicate]

How do I delete a file that is in use by another process? [duplicate]

More specifically, I'm trying to rename or overwrite a file, and get the message

Asked by: Guest | Views: 68
Total answers/comments: 2
Guest [Entry]

"LockHunter is a foolproof file unlocker.

It is a tool to delete files
blocked by something you do not know.
LockHunter is useful for fighting
against malware, and other programs
that are blocking files without a
reason. Unlike other similar tools
it deletes files into the recycle bin
so you may restore them if deleted by
mistake.

Key Features

Shows processes locking a file or
folder

Allows to unlock, delete, copy or
rename a locked file

Allows to kill locking process

Allows to remove locking processes
from hard drive

Integrates in to Explorer menu

It deletes files into the recycle bin,
so you may restore them if deleted by
mistake

Supports both 32 and 64bit Windows

as for your question:

Is there a way to find who / what's
using the file?

LockHunter is freeware."
Guest [Entry]

If you want to find out who/what is using a particular file use Process Explorer