Alternatives to Unlocker for all platforms with any license

  • LockHunter icon

    LockHunter

    It is a free tool to delete files blocked by something you do not know. LockHunter is useful for fighting against malware, and other programs that are blocking files without a reason. Unlike other similar tools it deletes files into...

    Free Windows

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  • DeadLock icon

    DeadLock

    DeadLock is a free file and folder unlocking utility brought to you by CodeDead. It can help you unlock files or folders that you’re unable to delete, copy, rename or move.

    Open Source Windows

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  • IObit Unlocker icon

    IObit Unlocker

    Solution for "cannot delete" problems on Windows Often when we try to delete a file or folder in Windows, we see annoying messages such as "Cannot delete file: Access is denied;" "Cannot delete folder: It...

    Free Windows

    • Warning The installer contains malware, including adware: https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/c114ff90e7cb93cadea5d4af69624c5c17b7beaafe0e0285f41371fe5c68b76d/analysis/1451581462/
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    FileASSASSIN

    FileASSASSIN is an application that can delete any type of locked files that are on your computer. Whether the files are from a malware infection or just a particular file that will not delete - FileASSASSIN can remove it. The program...

    Free Windows

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  • EMCO UnLock IT icon

    EMCO UnLock IT

    A neat free utility that helps you to take control of any file or folder when it is locked by some application or system. For every locked resource, you get a list of locking processes and can unlock it by terminating those processes....

    Free Windows

  • WhoLockMe icon

    WhoLockMe

    Have you ever bored by this Windows message : "Error Deleting File or Folder, ... There has been a sharing violation. The source or destination file may be in use.", when you try to delete, move or rename a file? WhoLockMe...

    Free Windows Windows Explorer

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  • Delete Doctor icon

    Delete Doctor

    Delete files that are difficult to delete, such as some files left by viruses and trojans, or files with corrupted file names. This program can also delete files like the "index.dat" files, which store Internet history, by...

    Free Windows

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  • DelinvFile icon

    DelinvFile

    Use DelinvFile to delete files and folders with invalid names that cant be deleted or renamed via Windows Explorer. This includes names with invalid characters and names that are too long.

    Commercial Windows

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  • Se7en File Replacer icon

    Se7en File Replacer

    System modders need to take ownership of a system file before it can be replaced.. To make this process a little less time consuming I wrote a small program that does these tasks for you... This program will, backup the OLD file, save...

    Free Windows

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    OpenedFilesView

    OpenedFilesView displays the list of all opened files on your system. For each opened file, additional information is displayed: handle value, read/write/delete access, file position, the process that opened the file, and more... ...

    Free Windows

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    Delete FXP Files

    Delete FXP Files is an application that provides you with a GUI you can use to easily delete stubborn directories and filenames. Many times, these kinds of files/directories are the direct result of getting "tagged", which...

    Commercial Windows

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  • Locked Files Wizard icon

    Locked Files Wizard

    The Locked Files Wizard, formerly known as CopyLock, is an assistant that allows you to either delete, move or rename files or folders used by the system or any other application or process. You can display and possibly stop the...

    Free Windows

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  • File & Folder Unlocker icon

    File & Folder Unlocker

    File & Folder Unlocker is a powerful yet easy-to-use system utility that gives you complete control over the locked files and folders on your computer. Like our other free utilities, File & Folder Unlocker is free for both...

    Free Windows

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    • Discontinued The product is no longer available on the official website, but last version released on March 2009, can be still downloaded from Softonic.
  • Free File Unlocker icon

    Free File Unlocker

    Free File Unlocker is an essential free utility to delete currently Used, locked, undeletable, busy files. Works with all 32bit and 64bit versions of Windows and Windows Server.

    Free Windows

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  • Lock-UnMatic icon

    Lock-UnMatic

    Sometimes, files on the Mac cannot be deleted, moved or renamed. This can be caused by insufficient access rights, or because some processes are still using these files. Unfortunately, the Mac OS X Finder doesn't tell the user...

    Free Mac

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  • SysTools UnBlocker icon

    SysTools UnBlocker

    SysTools UnBlocker Software Helps To Unblock The Files Belonging To Other Computer That Have Been Blocked.

    Free Windows

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  • Long Path Eraser Free

    Deletes files and folders with file names that are too long to erase.

    Free Windows

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    • Discontinued Download is basically blocked by ads and malware.
    • Warning Download recognized as malware by Chrome.
  • Path Too Long PRO icon

    Path Too Long PRO

    File path too long to delete? Use Path too long utility to remove any file Windows had blocked. Path too long by ABTO Software, beware of fakes!.

    Commercial Windows

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Unlocker Comments

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Negative Comment by hairypaulsack
about Unlocker Feb 2016

Why would anyone even download this or an open source alternative? It's 2016 now, JFGI is a prominent term (hopefully soon to become synonymous with the term 'google it' ; better yet, replace it) and information is so easily attained. First of all, the hung file is locked by explorer.exe 90% of the time, and the other occurrences happen by programs recently used otherwise it's pretty common sense who the culprit is. If you really need something for those sticky pineapple infused situations where your girlfriend can't clean it up herself (but her usual methods), download process explorer and learn the real way to do it.

  1. Check open or recently used programs that are still open or browse task manager (hereby referred to as 'TM' [if I can get superfluous for old time sake]) for programs that are in a ghosted state (closed to you, task bar [start button, system tray, clock etc.]), but upon observation of running process in task manager it is found to still be running in a ghost or hidden state. Usually crashed but not fully closed.

  2. Save all work just to be cautious, save all tabs (Science forbid you're still using Internet Explorer) and close all occurrences of explorer.exe (this is most likely the solution).

  3. If it's a really sticky situation where not even a strong acid base will remove the pineapple infused mess on your girlfriends system, get terminator style (terminator 2) and use your neural-net processing CPU to nuke the SOB, aka forcibly close (kill process through TM or drastic measures call for finding process ID [again through TM] and using TASKKILL in CMD or other CLI).

  4. Reap in the rewards (better hope you been drinking your pineapple juice)!

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Uber crap

Negative Comment by eddybrundel
about Unlocker Jun 2015

Was a very nice program then the author decided to inject adware stuff, if you try to get the program via author's page you will be redirected to another crappy site that offers registry scan (scam)... well my message to that programmer is GFY and get a life loser

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Adware

Negative Comment by thaeoed
about Unlocker and FileASSASSIN Apr 2014

Stealth installs a few potentially unwanted programs (PUPs). FileAssasin by malwarebytes works better, faster, all the same options and totally safe (as its made by malwarebytes themselves.

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I am sure it's 64 bit version. It was working for a while. ...

Comment by Cecil
about Unlocker Jun 2011

I am sure it's 64 bit version. It was working for a while. Maybe some recent Windows update kill it.

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This software really helpful and easy to use.

Positive Comment by Aerialsky
about Unlocker Jun 2011

This software really helpful and easy to use.

When you cannot delete some file, just right click on that file and choose Unlocker.

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