There are many programs for gaining full control over the system, and one of such programs is Unlocker.
Unlike to Unix OS Windows reliably blocks access to certain files on the hard drive – files cannot be deleted or renamed in operating process. We recommend to use this free program with great functionality.
Unlocker main advantages:
– closing file descriptor
– ability to “kill” the process that locks file
– unload dynamic link library (.dll)
– delete / rename / move file that is blocked by any process
– fix “incorrect” (invalid) file name
– support the command line graphical interface
Unlocker Program developers created a web-site where you can find all necessary information about application and of course you can download program from this web-site.
Keep in mind that during downloading process, your installed antivirus software or browser may perceive Unlocker as potentially dangerous software. It is recommended to disable protection for application download.
How to use Unlocker Program?
So, when file is in use by another program, and you need for example to rename it – just click on the file name (right-click) and select “Unlocker” menu option. Next, open window with information about which process is blocking access to the file with listing all the ways.
If you select a file that is not locked, a window with the words ” the locking handle is not found …” will appear.
On the left side, at the bottom – there is a button to select an action – delete, rename, move or copy. User can select any program or file, or a list of files, if the directories were previously selected.
Further, following actions are available:
– delete process
– unlock file
– unlock all files
“Exit” button closes application.
In addition, you can work with Unlocker Program from the command line. To do so, please run the interpreter – «Start» – «cmd» and in appeared window you should type unlocker /H for a list of startup keys.
Since Unlocker Program interferes with operating system, it is recommended to use it very carefully. To understand how application works, you can do the following: open a Word and try to make various actions with open file with the menu by clicking the right mouse button in File Explorer or the Command Line.
Version: Unlocker 1.9.2 / 1.9.0 portable
Developer: Cedrick Collomb
System: Windows All
Program size: 393 / 111 Kb