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Unlocker

Unlocker is a tool to get rid of those messages:

  • 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.

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When you have annoying message given by Windows like that...

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Simply right click the folder or file and select Unlocker

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If the folder or file is locked, a window listing of lockers will appear. Simply select the lockers and click Unlock and you are done!

WEBSITE / DOWNLOAD (192k, version 1.8.5, freeware)

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LSudlow

Fantastic! That has been such an annoying problem!

:)

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®®®

Hey great news, i'm using 1.5. Time to update (although i did not notify any problems yet).

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Bill

That is really sweet going to have to try that out next time I get that problem. :) :)

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sn0wl

Updated topic with new version.

Unlocker 1.7.1 - 22/08/2005

Change Log

- Improved UI: Windows XP themes support

- Improved UI: Minor tweaks such as displaying version number, auto-sizing buttons, etc.

- New Language: Russian thanks to Dmitry Yerokhin for the translation

- New Language: Danish thanks to Kian Andersen for the translation

- New Language: Hungarian thanks to DirektX for the translation

- New Language: Polish thanks to Marcin Wawer for the translation

- Fixed bug: shell extension and all internals are in unicode now

- Fixed bug: the window should always be visible now

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sn0wl

Updated topic with new version.

Unlocker 1.7.2 - 19/09/2005

Change Log

- New Language: Bulgarian thanks to RDPK7 for the translation

- New Language: replaced Danish thanks to Hoder Balder Marcus Jensen for the translation

- New Language: Ukrainian thanks to Oleksandr 'FLAGER' Sokolnik for the translation

- New Language: Hebrew thanks to Ilya Dan for the translation

- Fixed bug: fixed a bug which could cause problem while uninstalling the device driver

- Fixed bug: fixed bugs which could cause Unlocker to crash

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sn0wl

Updated topic with new version.

Unlocker 1.7.3 - 01/10/2005

- New Language: Serbian thanks to Ozzii for the translation

- New Language: Thai thanks to Pruthisith Prateepavanich for the translation

- New Language: Greek thanks to Vassilis Mpinakis for the translation

- New Language: Czech thanks to Toma Bendasek for the translation

- New Language: Romanian thanks to Rhadoo for the translation

- New Language: Turkish thanks to Ercan Gulme for the translation

- Fixed bug: fixed an explorer extension bug which listed Unlocker on "My computer" and "Recycle bin"

- Fixed bug: fixed an explorer extension bug which listed Unlocker several times on shortcuts

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®®®

Thanks sn0wl for the update info. Great tool.

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Almighty1

Is there a way to update from a older version to a newer version without having to uninstall, reboot then install?

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sn0wl

I just installed over an old version without doing anything.

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Almighty1

Sometimes it will claimed that a file can't be replaced and you have to use unlocker to unlock it.

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sn0wl

Updated topic with new version.

Unlocker 1.7.4 - 29/10/2005

- Fixed bug: fixed the explorer extension missing bug which appeared for many people on 1.7.3

- Fixed bug: Removed the creation of C:\Unlocker-log-handles.txt

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sn0wl

Updated topic with new version.

Unlocker 1.7.5 - 12/11/2005

- New language: Portuguese thanks to Antonio Cunha

- New language: Brazilian Portuguese thanks to Djacir Porto Cavalcante

- New language: Norwegian thanks to Tommy Skaue

- New language: Finnish thanks to Tuukka Rantala

- New language: Lithuanian thanks to Igor Gubaidulin

- New language: Korean thanks to Kim JaeGeun

- Fixed bug: no update information when running silent mode

- Improved UI: version information displayed in all windows

- I now provide MD5 and SHA1 values for the latest Unlocker installer

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Almighty1

Unlocker 1.7.6 - December 18, 2005

What's New:

· New language: Arabic thanks to Abdullah-Ali

· New language: Catalan thanks to David Rodriguez Teba

· New language: Croatian thanks to Tomislav Tomecic

· New language: Persian thanks to Mohammad Ali 'Profesor' Mokhtari

· New language: Swedish thanks to Konrad Viltersten

· Changed the way the driver is loaded to reduce the problems linked with services

· Improved installer comparing the MD5 of UnlockerCOM.dll if already installed to eliminate unecessary reboots

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sn0wl

Updated topic with new version.

Unlocker 1.7.7 - 07/01/2006

- New language: Albanian thanks to Egzon Beqa

- New language: Bosnian thanks to Adis Imamovich

- Improved code: Reduced Unlocker.exe from 112.5KB to 72.5KB and reduced UnlockerCOM.dll from 42.5KB to 9KB. You might need to uninstall the previous version and reboot so that to update UnlockerCOM.dll.

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sn0wl

Updated topic with new version.

Unlocker 1.7.8 - 21/01/2006

- New language: Slovenian thanks to Aleksander 'Quattro' Hropot

- Improved code: Unlocker is now much faster to list handles and to appear. Between 2x and 30x faster depending on the situation. Thanks to schwit for reporting the problem and testing my fixes

- Improved code: Rewrote part of the driver

- Fixed bug: Some processes and their handles were missing depending on their accessing rights, this is fixed now, and ZoneAlarm temporary files handles appear in Unlocker for example. Again thanks to schwit for reporting the problem and testing my fixes

- Fixed bug: If a cd or dvd was removed and a handle was existing, an annoying explorer dialog box would appear and the handle could not be listed

- Fixed bug: Miscellaneous buffers bugs

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Almighty1

Unlocker 1.7.9 - February 04, 2006

- Improved Installer: Now Unlocker should install well over the previous version without needing to reboot

- New functionality: Unlocker -H or Unlocker -? shows the command line usage

- New functionality: Command line option to generate a log of handles found on a given file

- Fixed bug: Fixed a potential page fault bug in UnlockerDriver5.sys

- Fixed bug: Fixed a bug which caused the locked dll not to appear when right clicking on the root of a drive

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:)

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Almighty1

Unlocker 1.8.0 - February 18, 2006

- New feature: Unlocker Assistant. Unlocker Assistant stays in your system tray bar and automatically launches Unlocker if you are trying to delete/rename/move a file that is locked. So for those who use Unlocker Assistant, no need to right click files or folders anymore. This feature can be deactivated during the install.

- New language: Indonesian thanks to Edi Gunawan Liu

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sn0wl

Updated topic with new version.

Unlocker 1.8.1 - 03/03/2006

- Fixed bug: Unlocker Assistant closed or potentially crashed explorer. Thanks to Jean-Philippe Mistrot for his patience while testing.

- Fixed bug: Unlocker Assistant launched Unlocker when trying to overwrite a file or folder.

- Fixed bug: Unlocker missed handles at the root of a mapped hard drive.

- Fixed bug: Unlocker failed to list handles on drives that do not allow to create files.

- Fixed bug: Unlocker leaked Icon GDI objects.

- Fixed language: Japanese and Polish languages had character corruptions. Thanks to Catbaron and Keblo for pointing it out.

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Guest Guest

the only problem i have is that every time i deleted "msn gaming zone"(empty and useless folder-.-) and "pinball" (out of windows nt folder) it gets recreated when i restart my computer...

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sn0wl

Probably Window's or file protection system or whatever it is called replaces them. Could be MSN itself that is creating the msn gaming zone folder.

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It's a protected folder. SFP recreates it.

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