Unlocker Alternatives

    Unlocker is described as 'Get rid of error message like Error deleting or renaming file or folder, cannot delete folder: its being used by another person or program Unlocker application was designed to be a very useful Windows Explorer extension allowing users with a simple right-click on a file or' and is a leading File Unlocker in the File Management category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Unlocker for Windows, PortableApps.com, Windows Explorer and Mac. The best alternative is LockHunter, which is free. Other great apps like Unlocker are IObit Unlocker (Free), EMCO UnLock IT (Free), FileASSASSIN (Free) and ThisIsMyFile (Free).

    This page was last updated Oct 18, 2021

    1. 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.
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      LockHunter vs Unlocker opinions
      Almost everyone thinks LockHunter is a great alternative to Unlocker.
      It has a context menu and the installation is not full of bundleware
      Positive comment almost 5 years ago

    2. 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 is being used by another person or...
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      IObit Unlocker vs Unlocker opinions
      Most users think IObit Unlocker is a great alternative to Unlocker.
      Is doing its job at least as well as Unlocker does, but it shows up in the context menu in new versions of Windows. Unlocker is gone from right click menus.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago


    3. 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.
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    4. 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.


      FileASSASSIN vs Unlocker opinions
      Some users think FileASSASSIN is a great alternative to Unlocker, some don't.
      Doesn't delete folders, only deletes files
      Negative comment 3 months ago

    5. ThisIsMyFile is a small, fast tool for quickly unlocking and deleting locked or protected files on Windows. It's helpful for those times Windows locks up a file and makes it so that you can't remove it.

      • Windows
      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.
    6. Wise Force Deleter, a solution for deleting undeletable files or folders. It helps you to unlock and delete 'Access Denied' or 'File in Use' files.
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    7. Long Path Fixer is a FREE utility for moving, copying, renaming and deleting files and folders with Very Long Paths, that is paths longer than the Windows API can handle (i.e. MAX_PATH: 259 real characters).
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    8. 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...
    9. Path Too Long and Path Too Long PRO are Windows tools to copy and delete files and folders with long paths. Just browse to the file and press a button to delete it, that’s it! Now you are able to rename long file names with new feature of Path Too Long PRO!
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