How To Delete Undeletable Files and Folders in Windows
How To Delete Undeletable Files and Folders in Windows

Learn how to delete undeletable files and folders in Windows: If you are irritated from getting error while deleting files in Windows then use the two best ways that will surely help you to delete any file that you don’t have the permission to delete.

When you want to delete a file or folder permanently, you come across with some kind of errors that happens because of malware, spyware, Adware or can be a Trojan Horse and sometimes the error had come due to some system malfunctioning. In some cases, the file is used by Windows Explorer which prevents it from removing. So, here we are with a cool method that will help you to delete any of the un-deletable files in your Windows PC. So have a look on complete method discussed below to proceed.

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How To Delete Undeletable Files and Folders in Windows

Below we have discussed some of the best ways that you can use to delete the file that gets the error while deleting it. So have a look on both the methods below.

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#1 Using the Third Party Application

Step 1: First of all, you need to download a File Deleting Application for deleting Malware, there are many free and secure applications such as Unlocker, LockHunter, and FileASSASSIN, that we can use.

Delete Undeletable Files and Folders in Windows
Delete Undeletable Files and Folders in Windows

Step 2: Double-click on the file that you had downloaded. If you are using File ASSASSIN, a window will appear asking you to select a file which you want to delete. You can either search the file manually or by clicking on “Browse” button present at the bottom of the window.

Delete Undeletable Files and Folders in Windows PC
Delete Undeletable Files and Folders in Windows PC

Step 3: Once you selected the file which you want to delete, select that file and click on “delete“.

Delete Undeletable Files and Folders in Windows PC
Delete Undeletable Files and Folders in Windows PC

Step 4: And the process will execute and then the file will be deleted in few seconds and close your program.

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#2 Method: Using The Command Prompt

Step 1: When you are coming across any computer issue, restart your computer and again try the task before going through any other measures. Move to next steps, if your file continues to be undeletable.

Step 2: Now go to Start and in a search box, type “Command Prompt” without any quotation marks.

 Delete Undeletable Files and Folders in Windows PC
Delete Undeletable Files and Folders in Windows PC

Step 3: By right clicking on it, a drop-down menu will appear and Select “Run as Administrator“. To complete this method, you need to access Admin Access.

Step 4: Wait for a back window to appear and then you need to input your command in order to delete a file.

 Delete Undeletable Files and Folders in Windows PC
Delete Undeletable Files and Folders in Windows PC

Step 5:  Input command such as: DEL /F /Q /A C:\Users\Your username\The location of the file\Name of the file you want to delete.

Step 6: Pressing Enter button will now permanently delete the file and you will not get any error.

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Alternatives:

IObit Unlocker

IObit Unlocker
IObit Unlocker

With IObit Unlocker, you won’t be annoyed anymore by messages like “Cannot delete file”, “Access is denied”, “undeleted files”, “The file is in use by another program or user”, or “There has been a sharing violation!” It is a powerful tool designed to fix such kinds of problems, by terminating all related processes that prevent you from deleting or accessing files/folders that you need to.

Unlocker

Unlocker
Unlocker

Unlocker is a simple tool that lets you get rid of stubborn files that can’t be deleted in the standard way. Deleting a file from your computer isn’t always as easy as it seems. Have you ever you gotten an irritating error message telling you that the file is being used by another application and can’t be erased? Unlocker is the solution.

XL Delete

XL Delete
XL Delete

XL Delete is a powerful secure delete tool that will permanently delete your sensitive and private files using its powerful wipe engine. XL Delete can permanently remove any type of file, entire folders, and even your Internet cookies, history, and cache files.

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So above was all about How To Delete Undeletable Files and Folders in Windows PC. Use these methods and you can easily remove any stubborn files and folders from your computer. So try out this method and have fun. Hope you like the method, do share with others too, Leave a comment below if you have any related queries with this.



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