Unlocker 1.9.2 for Windows

by Empty Loop LLC

Avg. Rating 4.7 (555 votes)

File Details

File Size 1.0 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Windows 7/2000/Server 2003/Vista/XP
Date Added
Total Downloads 105,185
Publisher Empty Loop LLC
Homepage Unlocker

Publisher's Description

Unlocker is a Windows Explorer extension allowing you with a simple right-click on a file or folder to get rid of error message such as error deleting file or folder, cannot delete folder: it's being used by another person or program. Simply right click the folder or file and select Unlocker. If the folder or file is locked, a window listing of lockers will appear. Select the lockers and click Unlock and you are done.

Latest Reviews

rebeccazoly

rebeccazoly reviewed v1.9.2 on Jun 3, 2013

I have download Long Path Tool and it is the best solution of your problem.

mynamehere

mynamehere reviewed v1.9.2 on May 17, 2013

@Music4Ever

If you'd have looked, you'd have seen that you DO have the option of not installing the toolbar by choosing "advanced" install and unchecking the "install delta toolbar" tick box.

The problem is that, after reading about the toolbar in the agreement, you have to click 'agree", which seems like you're agreeing to install the toolbar since it's also used as a crapware tactic. This should really be changed.

I've never noticed any problems with unlocker, but here's hoping this update will fix issues that others had.

-1 star for bundled toolbar

Music4Ever

Music4Ever reviewed v1.9.2 on May 17, 2013

Installs the Delta toolbar which it neither warns you of unless you read the agreement & you can't opt out so no thanks - Site blocked by Eset ~

Sven123456789

Sven123456789 reviewed v1.9.1 on Dec 22, 2012

Haven't had to use this in awhile. I see this newer version makes you go through a bunch of bells and whistles to get to the free download. So I lower the rating a notch. But still a worthy 4. I was stupid to download and try a new pc game. When I removed this game from control panel, It left behind this crap that I couldn't remove no matter what. Well just like the old days, Unlocker removed it. Definitely a mandatory software to have. I'm sure we all have had garbage on our pc's at some point in time that you can't remove. This does it.

johnk119

johnk119 reviewed v1.9.1 on Aug 2, 2012

Works well for me. Sometimes it cant delete a file, but it does offer an option to delete it upon next reboot... Overall It's good software.

FelixKey

FelixKey reviewed v1.9.1 on Feb 29, 2012

if anyone ask for Suggestion I will suggest for using Long Path Tool for accessing, managing and even renaming files that have more than 255 characters . longpathtool(dot)com

Billyc

Billyc reviewed v1.9.1 on Feb 27, 2012

Having problem deleting Adobe Reader V (10.1.2). It asks 'the path packages cannot be opened' It appears there is NO handle. Downloded Unlock and cannot delete this program . Also causing frequent computer hang ups . Help would be appreciated

Gisle Vanem

Gisle Vanem reviewed v1.9.1 on Jun 2, 2011

Top-notch program. Kudos to the coder.

I finally got every trace of Adobe Reader removed; the
Adobe\Reader 8.0\Resource\CMap\Identity-H and
Adobe\Reader 8.0\Resource\CMap\Identity-V

etc.

Using SysInternal's 'handle' on those file, didn't reveal who locked the files. I wish 'unlocker' could tell me, but no. At one time I thought "Windows File Protection" was involved, but no. Setting "SFCDisable=1" didn't help.

Psychlone

Psychlone reviewed v1.9.1 on Apr 14, 2011

Only someone like Lysa (Phat Esther) would give 1 star for missing a download link... that's NOT MISSING. That is clearly not a review for a program, it's a sign that Lysa forgot to clear her (his?) cookies and clear cache...

Seriously - someone needs to start a petition to ban intellectually-compromised people like Phat Esther from voting or even posting at all. Nonsensical reviews, broken English and a horrible lack of common sense are all traits that are despised in the real world, but are condoned here for some reason. When I'm God, the B& Hammer will fall hard on people like this.

To everyone else: Just click on Phat Esther's name and read other 'reviews' that they have done for other products. Then you'll see that NO ONE SHOULD REFER TO PHAT ESTHER'S REVIEWS for anything. It's all nonsense and ego-based self-fulfilling prophecy of 1-star reviews that don't make any sense.

As for Unlocker, it works perfectly, just as it always has. The new UI elements are welcome, but not as much as the new ability to remove deep directories. This little program as ALWAYS been a Godsend!

Thank you, Cedrick for creating an excellent program that does exactly what it's supposed to!

Phat Esther

Phat Esther reviewed v1.9.1 on Apr 14, 2011

1 star for missing download link, if repaire will delete, until not.

Avg. Rating 4.7 (555 votes)
Your Rating
rebeccazoly

rebeccazoly reviewed v1.9.2 on Jun 3, 2013

I have download Long Path Tool and it is the best solution of your problem.

mynamehere

mynamehere reviewed v1.9.2 on May 17, 2013

@Music4Ever

If you'd have looked, you'd have seen that you DO have the option of not installing the toolbar by choosing "advanced" install and unchecking the "install delta toolbar" tick box.

The problem is that, after reading about the toolbar in the agreement, you have to click 'agree", which seems like you're agreeing to install the toolbar since it's also used as a crapware tactic. This should really be changed.

I've never noticed any problems with unlocker, but here's hoping this update will fix issues that others had.

-1 star for bundled toolbar

Music4Ever

Music4Ever reviewed v1.9.2 on May 17, 2013

Installs the Delta toolbar which it neither warns you of unless you read the agreement & you can't opt out so no thanks - Site blocked by Eset ~

Sven123456789

Sven123456789 reviewed v1.9.1 on Dec 22, 2012

Haven't had to use this in awhile. I see this newer version makes you go through a bunch of bells and whistles to get to the free download. So I lower the rating a notch. But still a worthy 4. I was stupid to download and try a new pc game. When I removed this game from control panel, It left behind this crap that I couldn't remove no matter what. Well just like the old days, Unlocker removed it. Definitely a mandatory software to have. I'm sure we all have had garbage on our pc's at some point in time that you can't remove. This does it.

johnk119

johnk119 reviewed v1.9.1 on Aug 2, 2012

Works well for me. Sometimes it cant delete a file, but it does offer an option to delete it upon next reboot... Overall It's good software.

FelixKey

FelixKey reviewed v1.9.1 on Feb 29, 2012

if anyone ask for Suggestion I will suggest for using Long Path Tool for accessing, managing and even renaming files that have more than 255 characters . longpathtool(dot)com

Billyc

Billyc reviewed v1.9.1 on Feb 27, 2012

Having problem deleting Adobe Reader V (10.1.2). It asks 'the path packages cannot be opened' It appears there is NO handle. Downloded Unlock and cannot delete this program . Also causing frequent computer hang ups . Help would be appreciated

Gisle Vanem

Gisle Vanem reviewed v1.9.1 on Jun 2, 2011

Top-notch program. Kudos to the coder.

I finally got every trace of Adobe Reader removed; the
Adobe\Reader 8.0\Resource\CMap\Identity-H and
Adobe\Reader 8.0\Resource\CMap\Identity-V

etc.

Using SysInternal's 'handle' on those file, didn't reveal who locked the files. I wish 'unlocker' could tell me, but no. At one time I thought "Windows File Protection" was involved, but no. Setting "SFCDisable=1" didn't help.

Psychlone

Psychlone reviewed v1.9.1 on Apr 14, 2011

Only someone like Lysa (Phat Esther) would give 1 star for missing a download link... that's NOT MISSING. That is clearly not a review for a program, it's a sign that Lysa forgot to clear her (his?) cookies and clear cache...

Seriously - someone needs to start a petition to ban intellectually-compromised people like Phat Esther from voting or even posting at all. Nonsensical reviews, broken English and a horrible lack of common sense are all traits that are despised in the real world, but are condoned here for some reason. When I'm God, the B& Hammer will fall hard on people like this.

To everyone else: Just click on Phat Esther's name and read other 'reviews' that they have done for other products. Then you'll see that NO ONE SHOULD REFER TO PHAT ESTHER'S REVIEWS for anything. It's all nonsense and ego-based self-fulfilling prophecy of 1-star reviews that don't make any sense.

As for Unlocker, it works perfectly, just as it always has. The new UI elements are welcome, but not as much as the new ability to remove deep directories. This little program as ALWAYS been a Godsend!

Thank you, Cedrick for creating an excellent program that does exactly what it's supposed to!

Phat Esther

Phat Esther reviewed v1.9.1 on Apr 14, 2011

1 star for missing download link, if repaire will delete, until not.

testmenot

testmenot reviewed v1.9.1 on Apr 13, 2011

I just love Unlocker. Nice to see it is still being improved.

reviewer

reviewer reviewed v1.9.1 on Apr 13, 2011

Fabulous! Finally I can get risk of those pesky long path in the temp folder. Great update. Unlocker is the best without real competition.

djb247365: All my personal and office machines are Windows 7 and Unlocker works perfectly. And please be serious IOBit Unlocker is a joke, it does not do half the things this program does, and it often crashes. Lame, not even a real alternative. Right click the installer and make sure to install as admin.

war593122

war593122 reviewed v1.9.1 on Apr 13, 2011

Awesome, finally the 1 "New feature" I needed to use a few times after installing SP1.

Nicely done!

djb247365

djb247365 reviewed v1.9.1 on Apr 13, 2011

Unlocker worked great with Vista, but for some strange reason, this doesn't play well at all with Windows 7. I tried both the 32 and 64-bit versions and neither one worked correctly on my system, so I had to completely uninstall it from my system and use IOBIt Unlocker, which is free and much better than this particular program. I wonder why the developers haven't picked up on this kind of major problem long ago. Anyone experiencing the same issues as me knows to pretty much stay away from using this until the developers finally figure out how to make this work with Windows 7 the way it's supposed to.

stisev

stisev reviewed v1.9.0 on Mar 23, 2011

####### URGENT NOTE WINDOWS 7 64-bit USERS ######

**DO NOT** download the version from Fileforum!!!! It is the 32-bit version. Go directly to the author's site and download the 64-bit version!

http://unlocker.emptyloop.com/

PLEASE NOTE -- some antispyware tools (like MSE) will flag this as "Win32.Opencandy". THIS IS NOT A VIRUS! Unlocker has ad-supported installer. Simply un-check all of the unnecessary stuff and you'll be fine.
Google for details if you don't believe me.

@Dayzed >> YES, I had the same problem. Stupid FileForum is the issue. They have posted the incompatible version. You need to download the 64-bit compatible version @ the link above -_-

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