This blog is dedicated to a handy utility I have been using for quite sometime called the Unlocker. Because of this sweet utility I no longer get frustrated when hidden processes lock files that I want to delete or update. Yes, no more restarts for stubborn processes. What's neat is that it installs as a shell extension so all you have to do is right click on the file and you have complete control over what you want to do with it - Kill the process or 'magically' unlock it :)

And oh yea, its freeware too ... Check it out http://www.snapfiles.com/reviews/Unlocker/Unlocker.html