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Unlocker 1.9.2

Unlock files and folders so they can be deleted or renamed when you want

Rating:
(0)
Operating Systems:
Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows Vista, Windows XP
License:
Freeware
Developer:
Cedrick Collomb
Software Cost:
Free
Category
Portable Applications
Date Updated:
16 June 2013
Downloads To Date:
44310
Languages:
English
Download Size:
1.02 MB

If you have ever tried to delete a folder or rename a file only to be greeted by an error message informing you that the file is in use - even though it does not appear to be the case - Unlocker may just be the tool you have been looking for.

This free utility adds a new entry to the context menu that appears when you right click a file or folder, and this will reveal which of Windows' process are currently use the item you are trying to edit. You then have the option of terminating the process in question or using the Unlock option to try to free up the file or folder automatically.

There is no need to restart Windows, so in just a few clicks you can overcome the obstacle that was preventing you from continuing with the action you wanted to perform. It really is that simple, and it is hard to appreciate just how useful it is until you try it out. This may not be a program you use every day of the week, but it is very useful to have installed just in case.

Please note, though, you need to be very sure that a file is safe to be deleted before using Unlocker. Delete something important and you could crash an application, your entire PC, maybe even damage Windows: use the program with extreme caution.
 

Verdict:

Unlocker is a handy way to bypass the "file in use" errors you might see sometimes, but beware - use it to delete the wrong file and you could seriously damage your PC

Your Comments & Opinion

A really useful tool
17 June 2013 06:57, Kafshiel
I've been using this one for 2 years and it comes in handy when you really need it. Also works perfectly with no bugs or crashes. Saves you many times when repairing windows systems, when you sometimes find a few surprises either from malware or other software.
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