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I have used and loved Unlocker in the past. (Helps delete files that are in use by running programs.)

The site that hosted it was

It seems to be dead now. Anyone know a reputable source where I can get this tool now?

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just to let you know that the site is back online and the author apologized for the downtime, and set up a mirror: –  Damien Jan 22 '10 at 22:43
Both links with "collomb" in the name are dead/outdated now; the site is currently (Aug 2011) at –  Jonas Heidelberg Aug 30 '11 at 15:36

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up vote 8 down vote accepted

FileHippo and Softpedia have the latest version.

You may also be interested in LockHunter, another freeware tool which works similarly:

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The new website is here

Ignore poor software like lockhunter and fileassassin, just use Unlocker.

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@Tom interesting the new new Unlocker website now has a comparison table. –  Steve-o Aug 31 '11 at 7:34
@Steve: That table lost me at the SysInternals Tools, which can do all of the features and a lot more. –  Tom Wijsman Aug 31 '11 at 7:45

+1 to what John T said

Also, if you're just having trouble with deleting individual files, Malwarebytes' FileASSASSIN is the most reliable software IMO.

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