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IObit Unlocker

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Editors' Rating:
Very good
Average User Rating:
out of 11 votes out of 3 votes

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    Jul. 21, 2015
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Editors' Review


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.


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.


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

"Great small efficient program"

October 02, 2015  |  By Doc121

2015-10-02 13:09:17  |  By Doc121

 |  Version: IObit Unlocker 1.1


Works well unlocking all locked folders for deletion


No cons at all about this program


Highly recommend if you need to get rid of stubborn files and folders

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4 stars

"Must have for getting rid of unmoveable unwanted files"

August 29, 2015  |  By howardferns

2015-08-29 06:01:26  |  By howardferns

 |  Version: IObit Unlocker 1.1


Nof frills, fast and simple. Right-click on the offending file, select Unlock & Delete, job done.
I chose this over the portable version because with that it will not appear in the right-click menu, unless I am mistaken..


Although I am always extremely careful to download only what I want, I later found that the Iobit folder it placed in my program files contained one folder for Iobit Unlocker and another folder for Iobit LiveUpdate. After examining the contents of the latter and attempting not entirely successfully to find precisely what it did (presumably it is to keep Unlocker updated), I decided I could live without it and I deleted it. The world has not come to an end.


Updated on Jan 30, 2016

Fortunately I have not needed to use this product very often, but during the last month there have been 3 or 4 occasions when it has failed to delete files, when I had to resort to running Emco MoveOnBoot, which was successful but a little more fiddly to use. Because of that, I decided to try a rival unlocking product, and here is my gripe. After uninstalling Iobit Unlocker, it left a number of folders and files in my Program Files and Application Data that refused to be deleted by normal means. (There were also several registry entries left, but they were easily dealt with.) I had to install and use my new unlocker to get rid of them, but even so, there are 3 .dll files that remain on my 8.1 pc, nothing at all will shift them (yet). I am determined never to install another Iobit product again.

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4 stars

"Unlocks undeletable files"

July 31, 2015  |  By karezza1966

2015-07-31 14:09:33  |  By karezza1966

 |  Version: IObit Unlocker 1.1


Easy to use.
It has unlocked every thing that I have tried to unlock.


Infects your computer with the Babylon Toolbar.


This is simple, easy to use unlocker.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.1
  • Added Supported for Windows 8, Windows 8.1 RTM
  • Improved the UI
  • Removed Toolbar
  • Fixed general bugs
Publisher IObit
Publisher web site
Release Date March 16, 2015
Date Added July 21, 2015
Version 1.1
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
Total Downloads 64,848
Downloads Last Week 264
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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