Unlock Inuse files on Windows

inuseEver came across an issue that you wanted to rename, move, replace or perform any action on a file on Windows but windows pops up annoying message “The action cannot completed because this file is open in something or someone is using this file” or other similar annoying messages.?

Here’s a simple application Unlocker to encounter this problem.

Unlocker is a small application ( probably the best one ) which adds an option in right click context menu to unlock any in use file so that you can perform your action on it.

This is a freeware application which you can download here

It even support’s command line arguments!


Change files on reboot

You might have came across the situation that you want to delete a file but it’s in use so you can’t! I have a solution to that which I would like to tell you, it’s useful and pretty simple though.

All you gonna need is regedit.exe

Let’s say you want to delete a file say shell32.dll which is located at C:\Windows\System32

-Just open regedit.exe from Run. Navigate to :

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager

-Create a new value PendingFileRenameOperations of type REG_MULTI_SZ  (Multi string value)


Just this! What this will do is delete shell32.dll from C:\Windows\System32 the next time you restart your windows.

If you want to add one more schedule then just enter 2 blank lines and type a new command just like above.

Just like you delete the files you can also change the files on restart.

Consider you want to change shell32.dll in C:\Windows\System32 on next reboot with Shell32.dll located at D:\Somefolder

Type this:

 \??\D:\Somefolder\shell32.dll !\??\C:\Windows\system32\shell32.dll

In case you don’t like typing the whole thing in regedit then you can also use a software Movefile by sysinternals.
Download link for movefile.


Have a look at my PendingFileRenameOperations:


Tutorials Windows 8

What to do when you can’t open any .exe file

Today I was working on windows 8 themes, I don’t know what I did but after sometime I was unable to open Applications (.EXE files)
That seriously banged my head!I looked over internet but was unable to find a solution, I wanted a quick fix.
I wasn’t able to open programs like Control Panel, CMD, taskmanager, regedit and even more..
So randomly I found something.This is a .reg file I crated and will surely fix the launch of .exe application.
Basically what this .reg file will do is unregister any program associated with .exe applications thus making default app to associate with .exe.
Just a small utility which will surely help you out and will save your time!



Create Advanced Setups using Autoplay Media Studio

Have you ever noticed some very nice setup’s which attract’s you easily ? Take a look at some of my theme’s setups:
You can also create such advanced setups for your projects and that too without the knowledge of coding. It’s so simple that even a noob will find it easy to do.You require basic knowledge of photoshop(for interface).

The software used to do this is Autoplay Media Studio.

Rapid Application Development for Windows

AutoPlay Media Studio™ 8.1 delivers on the promise of rapid application development. What would normally take days or weeks to build using traditional software development tools (C, C++, Java, Visual Basic) can now be created in record time – even if you’ve never programmed before. It’s perfect for making anything from AutoPlay CD menus and utilities to games and interactive multimedia applications – complete with web interaction, database connectivity, video playback and much more.

  • Software Development that’s Drag and Drop Easy
  • Visual Software Programming for Windows
  • 20+ Visual Objects = Rapid Software Development
  • Easy Scripting Language with 865+ Built-in Actions
  • Expandable with AutoPlay Plugins and Addons
  • Not Just Dependable: Battle Hardened
  • Certified Windows 8 Compatible!

If you’re looking for a faster, easier way to create software applications for Windows – congratulations! AutoPlay Media Studio does that…

-Software Development that’s Drag and Drop Easy

-Visual Software Programming for Windows

-20+ Visual Objects = Rapid Software Development

-Easy Scripting Language with 865+ Built-in Actions

-Expandable with AutoPlay Plugins and Addons