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File Governor v2.2

File Governor is an advanced program which allows for files and folders within the system to be unlocked so that normal file I/O operations can be completed when normally they would not be able to be due to operating system restrictions for files currently in use. Once a file or folder is unlocked you will be able to force-close the file’s handle, rename, delete, etc. A valid free alternative to Unlocker!

For Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10 (32\64-bit)

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Unlock Locked Files and Folders

This tool can unlock files and folders in use by other programs and that can't be deleted the traditional way. You can delete files that cause the following errors: “The source or destination file may be in use”, “Cannot delete file: Access is denied”, “The file is in use by another program or user”. Safely close all the opened handles of the locked objects so you can delete the locked files and folders.

Unlock Locked Files

Safely unlock files that cannot be delete or are in use by other programs.

Unlock Locked Folders

Safely unlock all files inside a folder so that you can delete the folder.

Search Locked Files

You can scan files and folders for locked files from the program interface.

Terminate Processes

You can terminate processes that are using the locked file or folder.

Unlocker Alternative

This is a great free alternative to Unlocker, the popular file unlocker.

Close Open Handles

Safely close all opened handles and unload loaded DLL modules.

One-Click Unlock All

You can unlock all locked objects with a single mouse click (use with caution).

Explorer Context Menu

You can scan files and folders easily through the Windows explorer context menu.

Remove Malware

Use this tool to unlock nasty malware that lock their files to prevent deletion.

Very Lightweight

The software application uses only a few MBs of memory, you will not even notice it.

No Spyware\Adware

The program is free from spyware, adware or other pests, nothing extra is installed.

Free to Use

This software is completely free to use for anyone, at home and at work.


Application Screenshots

Here there are some screenshots of the application.

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Product Details

Version 2.2
Last Updated March 25, 2016
Operating System For Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10 (32\64-bit)
Category General Utilities
License Type Freeware
File Size 1.8 MB