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BoostSpeed 13 Free

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BoostSpeed can optimize your Windows PC at a click of a button

Version | 36.3MB. Compatible with Windows 7, 8, 10 and Windows 11

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Manage Locked Files and Applications with Locked Files Manager

Wondering how to delete a locked file on Windows? All you need is the right tool.

Get access to locked files, unlock them, manage them, change their location, or remove them from your system if needed with this easy and helpful tool. Locked Files Manager is a very helpful tool to have on board as it will make data management on your PC much more efficient.

What Does Locked Files Manager Do?

It is Auslogics BoostSpeed’s tool that lets you look through the files that are locked by the system or by applications and provides the option to unlock a locked file if, for some reason, you need to do something with it: move it, remove it, etc.

Issue: if you have files that have been locked by the system or by one of the apps on your computer, you may find it very difficult to manage these files in any way. For instance, activities like moving or removing these files will be out of your reach, and this may be quite limiting. So, how to remove a locked file?

Solution: if you need to do something with a locked file, you will need to stop the process or app that’s locking it, which is exactly what Locked Files Manager will help you do.

How to unlock a file in Windows using Locked Files Manager?

Activating Locked Files Manager in Auslogics BoostSpeed is really easy. All you need to do to use the tool is this:

  • Download and install Auslogics BoostSpeed if you haven’t already.
  • Open the program.
  • Click the All Tools tab and look for Locked Files Manager under Info Tools.
  • Clicking on the tool will open a new tab with the Locked Files option selected in the left-side menu.
  • Select a file from the list to see details about it.
  • Click the File Properties link above the list to see even more info on the file.
  • Click the ‘Unlock File’ link above the list to unlock the selected file.

There you go — you have now successfully unlocked a locked file and can now perform various actions with locked files on Windows, including deleting them from your system, moving them to a different location, and more.

Why Use Locked Files Manager?

Locked Files Manager is one of the tools available on Auslogics BoostSpeed. Auslogics BoostSpeed is a specialized program that improves the performance of your PC by freeing lots of hard disk space without expensive hardware upgrades. What the software does is remove unneeded system and user temporary files (such as web browser cache, unused logs, leftover Windows Update files, temporary Sun Java files, unneeded Microsoft Office cache, and a lot more). As a result, your computer runs faster and you won’t need to spend lots of time managing that manually.

Locked Files Manager is one of the many useful features of Auslogics BoostSpeed (like Manual Internet Optimizer and other tools).

Efficient data management

Locked files are generally very difficult to manage as you won’t be able to open them, move them or delete them from your system. Locked Files Manager does a great job of handling locked files on your system and opens up your options. Now you know how to unlock a folder in Windows (or any file, including .pdf documents).

Easy to use

Locked Files Manager is a very straightforward tool, and you won’t have to spend time figuring things out. Simply choose the files you want to unlock, click Unlock, and you are done.

Saves you time

Instead of searching for ways to handle locked files on your PC, you can solve the problem with one simple tool that will let you manage locked file folders and locked files on Windows.

There you have it. You now know how to handle locked files on Windows. As mentioned above, Locked Files Manager is just one of the many tools that come with Auslogics BoostSpeed, a program designed to optimize your PC for maximum efficiency.

Trusted by Millions of PC Users Worldwide

Windows users around the world are enjoying a faster and smoother PC experience thanks to their computers being optimized with BoostSpeed.

Paul Cross
Clean & Mean
”I have been using Auslogics now for about 6 years & It has saved me from a lot of problems and helped to speed up my productivity which would otherwise have been spent trying to clean up the various computers over the years.”
Richard Bishop
I've used this for 3-4 years on both my...
”I've used this for 3-4 years on both my PC and laptop. The various performance enhancing utilities have been very useful to me, reducing clutter to improve overall system performance.”
Gary Phillips
The best collection of utilities to ...
”The best collection of utilities to automatically keep a windows PC running at top performance. Great user interface for a novice or pro.”

Industry Acclaimed

Auslogics software is recognized by leading IT magazines and online resources

Mark Oakley, Micro Mart (issue 1035, p.56)
"This system optimization tool suite takes an everything-plus-the-kitchen-approach to cleaning, optimizing, and potentially speeding up your PC. Auslogics BoostSpeed includes modules and wizards for just about any kind of tweak or optimization you can imagine..." "It is almost impossible to manually remove junk files and registry errors, but there are some handy tools out there that can do it for you. One of them is Aulsogics BoostSpeed. With this program you can maintain your PC at top speed with just a click of a button once a week." "To prevent system slowdown from happening, regular defragmentation of your disk and registry is recommended. You can defragment your disk with the built-in tool from Microsoft, however we recommend using the faster and more avdnaced version in Auslogics BoostSpeed." "Removing junk files manually can be a tedious process, but a nifty software from down under called Auslogics BoostSpeed can do it for you automatically. It will remove junk files and optimize the one-sit-fit-all Windows settings to your hardware. For additional speed boost it will fix registry errorrs and optimize your Internet settings." "Of all the optimisation tools I've tested over the past few years, I'm happy to write that Auslogics BoostSpeed is one of the most comprehensive and user friendly, ... I couldn't recommend it highly enough." "BoostSpeed is an effective all-encompassing utility suite, combining some of Auslogics' popular freeware titles with services that they don't offer elsewhere... No doubt, BoostSpeed gives you your money's worth." "Another source of identity theft are files with sensitive information. Simply deleting them doesn't make them go for good. It's quite easy to "undelete" them and use in ways you probably will not be happy about. But if you delete a file, or a folder with Auslogics' File Shredder, you can be sure that they will be impossible to recover." "This meticulously written application is an ideal solution for anyone who wants to boost their computer for peak performance without costly hardware upgrades. BoostSpeed gives you a combination of 15 precision-engineered modules to clean-up and defragment your computer disks, fix registry errors and speed up internet connection." "Think of the best PC speedup suite you've tried. And then add more. More tools. More features. More depth, more extras, and more thought behind everything. That'll give you some idea of what to expect from this excellent program..." "All in one performance tool for your PC that is very easy to use." "Auslogics BoostSpeed will give you the ideal solution to keep your computer running smooth and fast." "Auslogics BoostSpeed can protect you from identity theft. Being a useful computer optimization tool, it also includes a number of very useful privacy and security applications. It offers advanced protection where anti-virus software can't help." "You can clean up, optimize and defragment your PC using Auslogics's OneButton Checkup. Tests showed an impressive performance improvement on a 4-year old laptop and its optimization techniques should work for a much newer computer, too." "Auslogics BoostSpeed is a reliable utility that can optimize Windows 10 with one click. It helps to remove junk, clean your registry, defragment drives, disable unnecessary apps, and much more." "... Any maintenance or optimisation task can be easily handled with this powerful and effective software suite. Add to that the privacy protection, data recovery and over a dozen other tools, and you will hardly ever need to look for another program to keep your PC humming along nicely."

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Essential PC cleanup & optimization
Advanced PC cleanup & optimization
Manual Internet optimization
Automatic Internet optimization for an ultimate connection speed boost
Basic privacy protection
Advanced privacy protection for all data stored on your PC
Browser Anti-Tracker to protect your online privacy
Context Menu Manager
Application Add-ons Manager
Full SSD optimization
Basic registry cleanup
Full registry cleanup
Basic junk cleanup to free up disk space
Advanced disk cleanup options to maximize available space
Disk defragmentation to speed up data access
Intelligent Defrag to optimize file placement on drives for an even bigger speed boost
Scheduled disk defragmentation to maintain drive health
Scheduler for effortless regular scans and maintenance
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