NoVirusThanks File Governor      

Size:   1.9MB

License:   FREEWARE

Publisher:  Publisher | Listed Programs

Release Date:   2018-02-17  | Changelog

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OS:  Windows All (32-bit/64-bit)

Downloads:   4093

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There are chances you have encountered an error message when you tried to delete a given file. Windows may display a message telling you the file is in use by another person or program, there has been a sharing violation or access has been denied. You may alternatively get a message telling you to ensure the disk is not write-protected or full. These error messages may appear even when no one is using the concerned folder or file so long as some handles are open. Thankfully, you can use NoVirusThanks File Governor to close such open handles so you can perform required operations.


  • Scan folders and files for locked objects
  • Unblock folders and files that other programs have locked
  • Close opened handles
  • Terminate processes locking folders or files
  • Unload DLL modules

Using NoVirusThanks File Governor

NoVirusThanks File Governor comes in both installer and portable versions to suit different users. The installer does not bundle any unnecessary application, and it installs fast and smoothly. The portable one gives you the option to use either x64 or x86 version depending on your system.

The program features a simple graphical user interface composed of a menu bar at the top and a pane for displaying items. There are also buttons for scanning files or folders, clearing or exporting lists, killing processes and unlocking files or folders. The application's status is displayed on the lower left corner of the interface.

Scanning folders allowed us to check all files in the selected folder, including its subfolders. That was handy when we were looking for multiple files or wanted to kill all processes related to a particular program. Alternatively, we could zero in on a specific file using the 'Scan File' button.

Once the program completed scanning, it listed locked objects, handles, processes and their paths. We could select a particular process we wanted to stop or choose to kill all processes in the list at once. Please note the program only displays a list when it finds locked items.

Right-clicking an item displayed a context menu with several options, including file properties, handle options like unloading DLL, file options like force deleting, look up on VirusTotal and search on Google among others.

We added the program to Window's context menu under the Settings menu.


NoVirusThanks File Governor is a handy utility for gaining access to files and folders to perform required editing tasks without getting error messages. It also provides quick access to other utilities like Task Manager and Command DOS Prompt.

Software Product Description

An advanced program which allows for files and folders within the system to be unlocked so that normal file I/O operations can be completed.

Download the Portable version: NoVirusThanks File Governor Portable

What's New in version

  • Added Swedish language
  • Improved support for Microsoft Windows 10