Unlocker for Windows

  • Free
  • In English
  • V 1.9.2
  • 4
  • (3196)
  • Security Status

Softonic review

A straightforward file deletion tool!

Unlocker is a free-to-use, effective tool to delete ‘stubborn’ files in your Windows PC. There are times when you can’t delete or uninstall files in the standard way. Contrary to what most people believe, deleting a file from a computer is not always straightforward or easy. If your PC is running a lot of background processes, you might get a message informing you that a certain file can’t be deleted. In such instances, Unlocker is the perfect solution. While the program doesn’t come with advanced features or configuration options, it does a great job of deleting ‘stubborn’ files. If you’ve been facing issues with locked files, Unlocker is the perfect tool for your computer.

Does the job of deleting files quite well!

Unlocker is an easy-to-use, free tool. Compared to other Windows utilities like IObit Unlocker, the program has a simpler interface. All you need to do is right-click the file and choose the ‘Unlocker’ option. With this tool, you can choose between moving, renaming, or deleting a file. In case a task can’t be completed instantly, it’ll be executed the moment you restart the computer next time. As such, with Unlocker, you don’t have to worry about unwanted files lingering in your PC’s desktop or directories.

What can you do with Unlocker?

While Unlocker seems like a simple tool, it performs a wide range of functions. Its primary objective is to provide you with more control over files, folders, and permissions. For such tasks, Unlocker by Cedrick Collomb is considered to be among the leading Windows tools. With this software, you can kill multiple processes, delete index.dat files, unload DLLs, move files and folders, rename entries, and delete anything you want. In fact, in order to execute most of these actions, you don’t need to restart your computer.

Compared to similar tools, Unlocker is a powerful utility software. Before you start using this program, you shouldn’t underestimate the effectiveness and efficiency of the app. While it’s lightweight on system resources, it’s fully capable of deleting critical files, killing important processes, and giving you more control over your Windows PC. Considering the functionality and features, everything is straightforward, and you don’t need any technical skills to start using the app. In simple terms, Unlocker comes with a no-nonsense interface, which should allow you to access the minimal set of features with ease.

Is Unlocker easy to use?

Compared to other utility tools like Unlock Disk and PDF Unlocker, this tool has a straightforward installation procedure. You don’t need to worry about a registration process, fee, subscription, or pop-ups. Once you download and install the app, you can start using the functionalities from the get-go. Since Unlocker integrates well with Windows Explorer, it lets you get rid of unwanted files without any issues.

Once you launch the app, you get a list of processes and files from a specific location on your computer. In case some of these processes and files are locked, you can use the program to get rid of them with ease. If Unlocker doesn’t find any utility prompts denoting ‘locks’, you can choose to perform other actions, including rename, delete, move, etc.

Like most Windows utility tools, Unlocker has been designed to work on a wide range of Windows platforms. Whether you’re using a Windows 10 laptop or a Windows XP computer, you won’t experience any issue while trying to delete files with Unlocker. However, before you start using the program, you may have to disable the computer’s ‘User Account Control’ feature, which gives you more permissions to handle files and folders.

Where can you install Unlocker?

The latest version of Unlocker can be downloaded on both 64-bit and 32-bit operating systems. Since the program is compatible with a wide range of Windows OS, you can install the tool on Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, and Windows Vista. The updated version of Unlocker recommends the Delta Toolbar, which is a useful browser plugin. However, the plugin doesn’t have any effect on the tool’s functionality, and as such, you can skip the download during the installation process.

Simply put, Unlocker is a useful, free, fast, and straightforward utility tool for Windows PCs. It allows you to access locked files and folders within seconds. Moreover, you can delete the files and folders, or kill processes without any lags or crashes. While the tool doesn’t have any advanced features or configuration options, it does the job of deleting files without any hassles.

With Unlocker, you can move, delete, rename, or edit files. The latest version rivals leading tools like FileASSASSIN and Process Explorer. However, since Unlocker is a lightweight tool, it doesn’t affect system resources and allows you to work on other programs simultaneously. Without a doubt, Unlocker is an excellent choice for anyone trying to get rid of ‘stubborn’ files on the computer.

An amazing tool for your Windows PC!

Unlocker has been designed by Cedrick Collomb, who has developed several programs for Windows computers. It’s a useful software for people who need to get rid of unwanted files on their Windows PCs. With a wide range of files, folders, and directories, it’s tedious to identify the issues. Unlocker gives you more control over permissions, and lets you delete, rename, or move files with ease.

The program focuses on a user-friendly GUI, and ensures you don’t need any technical skills to start using the tool. In order to perform actions, you only need to right-click the file. The simple and clean interface allows you to use the program’s features without experiencing any trouble.

Unlocker is a must-have tool for your Windows PC. Despite some basic compatibility issues with some versions of Windows, it’s still capable of removing unwanted files from your computer. Since it provides you with more control on permissions, and doesn’t require you to pay a penny, it’s worth checking out Unlocker for your Windows PC. There’s also a portable USB version of the program.


  • Easy to navigate
  • Simple interface
  • Integrated with Windows Explorer
  • Quickly erases files


  • No advanced features

Older versions

Unlocker for PC

  • Free
  • In English
  • V 1.9.2
  • 4
  • (3196)
  • Security Status

User reviews about Unlocker

  • Bill Landing

    by Bill Landing

    Windows 10 created hundreds of folders on my C: drive that looked like this:
    2cb82a847721fa9204182bfb1c, and each one of them has Sandbox as subf More

  • Janine Thompson

    by Janine Thompson

    Worked well on Windows 7. Does not work on Windows 10 64bit. Hope an update can fix this as I really like the program when it worked

  • Brian Carnett

    by Brian Carnett

    I have been using it for years to remove large video files that windows is unable to delete.

  • Anonymous

    by Anonymous

    Handy and Free! .
    For a free program, it is excellent, does unlock files to be closed or deleted.
    Hey, it works and it's free, what else do More

  • M0B33R

    by M0B33R

    Get It!.
    I've been a user of this POWERFUL, and *FREE* little tool for a few years now. It's one of my Must Have Windows Tools that does it's jo More

  • Anonymous

    by Anonymous

    Not able to install Unlocker getting error message.
    I was unable to install it in my machine. Though my internet connection is working properly, More


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