The One with the Thoughts of Frans


Unlocker is a very useful free tool for when Windows XP simply doesn’t want to release your external harddrive.


  1. nice one, exactly what I needed 😀

    December 18, 2006 @ 21:44Permalink
    Matt Oakes

  2. Thank god, this error pisses me off a lot of the time. Seems to happen when I want to delete a file which I will forget to do later or when I am tagging music files (which usually means they have to be moved).

    December 19, 2006 @ 2:28Permalink

  3. Yeah, same here, I just decided to finally do a little Google search about it and then I got this as a result and it works exactly like I want it to. 🙂

    December 19, 2006 @ 2:33Permalink

  4. Neat. 🙂

    December 24, 2006 @ 19:40Permalink

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