Deleting files/folders "open in another program" on PC

  HenryVII 12:16 29 Jul 2013
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I have a folder and a subfolder, neither containing any files (and there are no hidden files), which I cannot delete. I have tried setting all permissions to "full", but I cannot unset the "read only" property. I am the only user of these folders (there is one other User Account so that my wife can use the printer). I am the Administrator. I own the machine. I paid for it. I thought I was its Lord and Master, but obviously MS is.

I would like to know what the "other program" is so that I can kill it mercilessly. Does anyone know how to find out?

The OS is Windows 7/64.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 13:11 29 Jul 2013
Answer

Google for

unlocker

to remove stubborn files/folders

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