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File Governor v2.5

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.
Effectively unlock locked files and folders!

For Windows 7 SP1, 8, 8.1, 10, 11 (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 alternative to Unlocker for Windows, 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 handles (not modules) with a single mouse click.

Explorer Context Menu

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.


Application Screenshots

Here there are some screenshots of the application.

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What's New

Here you can find what we have changed and updated.
We constantly improve our products with bugs fixes, improvements and new features.
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[22-Jul-2022] - v2.5.0.0

+ Minor fixes and optimizations

[10-Jul-2022] - v2.4.0.0

+ Improved support for Windows 11
+ Application is no longer signed with SHA1 code signing certificate
+ Application has been completely rewritten
+ Removed the need for the kernel-mode driver
+ Improved scanning for locked files and folders
+ Automatically use the dark theme when Windows Dark Mode is active
+ Added option to enable the dark theme manually
+ Added option to show or hide the grid lines on the listview
+ Added option to include modules in scanning
+ Improved exporting of locked objects list to a .log file
+ Remember the listview columns width
+ Remember the main form position and size
+ Automatically enable Explorer Context Menu after installation
+ Integrated FontAwesome 4.7 by Dave Gandy (fontawesome.com)
+ By default the program runs in 30-days trial mode
+ Automate product activation via setup.exe command-line /LICENSEKEY=
+ Integrated NoVirusThanks License Manager 
+ Improved installer/uninstaller script
+ Changed End User License Agreement (EULA)
+ Minor fixes and optimizations
        


Product Details

Version 2.5
Last Updated July 22, 2022
Operating System Windows 7 SP1, 8, 8.1, 10, 11 (32/64-bit)
License Type Shareware
Setup File Size 44.5 MB
Install Size 1.4 MB