How to Delete Locked File in Windows 10

In Windows 10 whenever you will try to open a locked folder the system will not allow you to perform any task with the locked folder like opening it, deleting it or moving it. For performing these tasks you require a password. For the folders which are locked by others, opening is not an option but yes you can delete them and for that remember the simple right click Delete will not work. You can also learn about Controlling Windows 10 with Your Voice. Now in order to delete the locked files you need to follow these simple steps.

  • 1st of all you are required to locate the folder which you want to delete.
  • Now you are required to download Process Explorer from Microsoft Website ( and then press OK on the pop up window which will appear.
  • Now you need to double click processexp64 in order to extract the file.
  • Now select Extract All and then click Open.
  • Now double click the procexp64 application in order to open the application.
  • Now select Run and then read the tems and press the Agree button.
  • Now in the Process Explorer window select File>Show Details for All Processes.
  • Allow the application to make changes by pressing the Yes button.
  • Now you need to go to the Find menu at the top and then select Find Handle or DLL.
  • Now in the next step type in the file name and then hit Search.
  • Now right click the process in the bottom of the Process Explorer screen and choose Close Handle.
  • Now delete the file which you will do normally.