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How to solve “Cannot delete file access denied” problem

As PC users, we are frequently bothered by an error message ”Cannot delete file access denied” or “Cannot delete Folder: It is being used by another person or program” when we try to delete a certain file or folder. Sometimes, we are still not allowed to delete it, even we have closed all the programs that may possibly use the file or folder.

Here you may be confused: why does my file or folder is used or occupied by another program? There are many reasons. One is that the file system is damaged, which makes files cannot be removed. Another is invalid filename, such as some trailing spaces, trailing period contained in filename. Virus files also cannot be deleted. But the main reason is that these files or folders indeed have been used by other programs in the background. So when we close all the program at the front stage or restart the computer, these files or folders also cannot be removed. So how to solve “Cannot delete file access denied” problem? The detail steps are as follows:

1. Download Advanced SystemCare and install it.
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2. Switch to the “Expert Mode”, click on “Toolbox”, and then Click “IObit Unlocker” under the “Security” tag.

Open IObit Unlocker

Open IObit Unlocker

3. Click “IObit Unlocker”, and add the file or folder that you want to delete.

Add files

Add files

4. Click the “Unlock” button to unlock the file or folder you want to delete.

Unlock and delete file

Unlock and delete file

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