Unlocker

 
 
 
 
Ever had such an annoying message given by Windows?

    • It has many other flavors:

      Cannot delete file: Access is denied
      There has been a sharing violation.
      The source or destination file may be in use.
      The file is in use by another program or user.
      Make sure the disk is not full or write-protected and that the file is not currently in use.



  • Unlocker is the solution!

      1. Simply right click the folder or file and select Unlocker




      2. If the folder or file is locked, a window listing of lockers will appear




      3. Simply click Unlock All and you are done!



  • Similar programs and why Unlocker is better

      Of course I only compare here the unlocking features. Process Explorer and Take Control are very good programs featuring much more things than just unlocking folders. The goal of this list is not really to pretend Unlocker is better but instead to provide a list of all other alternative programs in case you have some difficulties with Unlocker.


    Application Close
    handle
    Kill
    process
    Unload
    DLL
    Delete
    index.dat
    Delete
    Rename
    Move
    Invalid
    Names
    Without
    reboot
    With
    reboot
    Context
    Menu
    Command
    Line / GUI
    Free
    Unlocker 1.8.7
    by Cedrick Collomb
    ok ok ok ok ok ok ok ok ok ok ok ok
    Process Explorer
    by Sysinternals
    ok ok no no no no ok no no no ok ok
    ForceDel
    by Zoltan Csizmadia
    ok no no no no no ok no no ok no ok
    WhoLockMe
    by Dr-Hoiby
    no ok no no no no ok no ok no ok ok
    FreeFile
    by Skrubbeltrang
    no ok no no no no ok no no no ok ok
    Take Control
    by Computers In Motion
    no ok no no no no ok no no no ok no
    UnLock IT
    by EMCO
    no ok no no ok no ok no ok no ok ok
    Advanced Process Manipulation
    by DiamondCS
    ok ok ok no no no ok no no no ok ok
    DLL Master
    by Tony Shaftel
    no no ok no no no ok no no no ok no
    12Ghosts Wash
    by 12ghosts
    no no no ok no no ok no no no ok no
    czSweep Cookie Boss 1.31
    by Frank Kotasek
    no no no ok no no ok no no no ok no
    DelinvFile
    by James A. Lawler
    no no no no ok ok ok no no no ok ok
    Del FXP files
    by JRT Wine Software
    no no no no ok ok ok no no no ok no
    Pocket KillBox
    by Option^Explicit
    no no no ok ok no no ok no no ok ok
    Locked Files Wizard / Copylock
    by Noel Danjou
    no no no ok ok no no ok no no ok ok
    GiPo@MoveOnBoot
    by Gibin Software House
    no no no ok ok no no ok ok no ok ok
    DelLater
    by DiamondCS
    no no no ok ok no no ok no no ok ok
    Delete Doctor
    by Kevin Solway
    no no no ok ok no no ok no no ok ok
    BusyDelete
    by Freezerware
    no no no ok ok no no ok no ok no ok
    Boot Deleter
    by TNT-BootBlock
    no no no ok ok no no ok ok no no ok