IObit Unlocker

IObit Unlocker

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
4.9
out of 8 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.1
  • Total Downloads:
    40,618
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 16, 2015
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    2.34MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    344
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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IObit Unlocker unlocks files and folders that Windows won't let you delete because they're "locked" or "open in another program." Free, fast, and lightweight, IObit Unlocker unlocks files and folders from Windows context menus, by drag and drop, or by browsing and adding. With a small, dialog-style interface and few options, it's extremely easy to use but nevertheless boasts a user's manual and optional tool tips.

Pros

Easy access: IObit Unlocker automatically integrates with shell menus in Windows. Right-clicking any file or folder and selecting IObit Unlocker quickly does the job. The compact drag-and-drop interface offers more options for selecting items to unlock and also accesses the Languages menu, User Manual, and other resources.

Five unlock options: IObit Unlocker offers five actions: Unlock, Unlock & Delete, Unlock & Rename, Unlock & Move, and Unlock & Copy.

Forced Mode: If IObit Unlocker's standard modes can't unlock a file or folder, Forced Mode often does the job. Beware: Forced Mode terminates all related processes.

Languages: Different interface languages are among IObit Unlocker's program options.

Cons

Few options: While having comparatively few options isn't always a bad thing in software, IObit Unlocker could use more than it has. For example, you might prefer to skip context menu integration.

Bottom Line

Being unable to delete a file or folder (or uninstall an app) can be a frustrating experience, especially when closing the item doesn't work. With IObit Unlocker on the context menu, you won't have time to be annoyed.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"It's a must-have utility"

January 24, 2014  |  By jmartinez_431

 |  Version: IObit Unlocker 1.1

Pros

- Easy to use and install
- Very effective at unlocking files/folders of all sorts
- IObit has a portable version of that can be installed on a USB

Cons

None that come to mind

Summary

Unlocker is really easy to use and installs easily without problems. I am very impressed with its functionality. For instance, I used it to unlock a antivirus file with ease and it was successful. I highly recommend this product and it's a must-have PC app that everyone should have! Get it and try it out!!!

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4 stars

"Good work for unlock"

October 10, 2013  |  By Albertorny

 |  Version: IObit Unlocker 1.1

Pros

Very good program

Cons

Very good program

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5 stars

"Did the job!"

August 06, 2013  |  By mwoitt

 |  Version: IOBit Unlocker 1.0

Pros

Removed unwanted/malicious file with just a clicks!

Cons

None so far.

Summary

Great, easy to use program that does what it says.

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5 stars

"It works like a charm!"

March 23, 2013  |  By burner65

 |  Version: IOBit Unlocker 1.0

Pros

Deletes files that say you cant delete cause your not the administrator!

Cons

none! so easy to use!

Summary

Finally I can delete those annoying files that say I can't delete because I am not the administrator, even though Im signed in as!
I searched the web, tried safe mode and all the suggestions until this one popped up! All I had to do was click and drag the folder to the IOBit Unlocker and delete it! SO EASY! THANKS IOBit!!! :-)

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5 stars

"Extremely Useful !"

January 03, 2013  |  By tonester59

 |  Version: IOBit Unlocker 1.0

Pros

Easy to use and effective. Ultra-simple interface, and I love having the option in my content menu.

Cons

As mentioned by another reviewer, pay attention when downloading or you'll wind up with a new toolbar and a couple of extra programs. Otherwise, none to speak of.

Summary

It's not that often that I need a program like this, but when it happens this little gem really does the trick. It falls into the "How did I ever get along without this?" category. Nice work, Iobit.

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5 stars

"Perfect work on unlock and delete!"

July 10, 2012  |  By int_revisor

 |  Version: IOBit Unlocker 1.0

Pros

Simple use.

Cons

As usual, you may want to pay attention on the installation process...

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5 stars

"FINALLY I can delete duplicate junk files!"

March 27, 2012  |  By sndwnr

 |  Version: IOBit Unlocker 1.0

Pros

Removes locked files with just the click of a mouse. Next stop, the duplicate Windows back-up files on my desktop computer.
Quick, easy and relatively painless.

Cons

None as of yet.

Summary

Worked for me, after trying several methods of trying to delete locked files, this is the one that did the trick.

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5 stars

""THE BEST""

December 05, 2011  |  By narutoblockhead

 |  Version: IOBit Unlocker Beta 1.0

Pros

Unlocks just about anything you need

Cons

None i can think of

Summary

Its the best

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.1
  • Added Supported for Windows 8, Windows 8.1 RTM
  • Improved the UI
  • Removed Toolbar
  • Fixed general bugs
General
Publisher IObit
Publisher web site http://www.iobit.com
Release Date March 16, 2015
Date Added March 16, 2015
Version 1.1
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 2.34MB
File Name unlocker-setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 40,618
Downloads Last Week 344
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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