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I am wondering if there is any tutorial/link for vb/c#/C++ to show me how to delete files and folders that are lockedby windows 7, to bypass ownership and errors such as "you must have the permission of <username>", I have downloaded a small free utility which is doing it correct but I am wondering how they do it.

Posted 14-Feb-13 20:47pm
aspnet_regiis -i 15-Feb-13 3:23am
Try decompiling the utility
Logi Guna 16-Feb-13 15:00pm
If you use Unlocker, you would see that unlocker just try to find which process is locking a folder, and terminate that process. It's simpler as alternative if you fail when taking ownership (ERROR_ACCESS_DENIED)

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you need to take ownership of the files protected by the OS.

Here[^] is described how to use the API's in C++

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