UnLock IT is a free utility used to unlock files and folders locked by applications or system processes. It can help you every time when you get an Access Denied error while trying to change, rename or delete files or folders, because they are locked. UnLock IT allows you to detect processes that lock a resource and unlock it by closing file and library handles to the resource. If the resource cannot be unlocked by these methods, you will be prompted to kill the processes that hold locks. The application can terminate not only regular applications and system processes but also viruses, trojans and other spyware processes that have a special protection from termination.
UnLock IT integrates into Windows Explorer, so you can launch it by selecting a corresponding item from the context menu for any resource. It gives you a one-click access to checking any resource for locks and unlocking it if required.
Main Features and Benefits
EMCO UnLock IT can detect locks and unlock files and folders on Windows x86 and x64 platforms. It is able to discover a different types of locks and use different approaches to release locks effectively and not affecting the working system.
Force Closing File Handles
The application allows to unlock a file by closing file handles to this file. This unlocking approach can be used to release a lock for files that are opened for modification. This approach is safe to use in most cases, because it doesn't require termination of a process that hold a lock.
Force Closing Library Handles
The application makes possible to unlock DLL file currently using by running processes. In this case opened handles to the DLL are forced to close in order to release locks. This approach also doesn't require termination of the process that use DLL. In most cases can continue to work successfully.
Termination of Protected Processes
If file can't be unlocked by closing file and library handles, the application allows to unlock it by terminating processes that hold locks. Even processes that are protected from termination can be terminated successfully, so approach can be used when you need to remove resources locked by viruses.
Integration with Windows Explorer
To check a resource for locks and unlock it you have to enter path to the resource in the application. In order to reduce actions required to check and unlock file or folder, you can integrate the application with the Windows Explorer and access its actions from the context menu.
1 GHz Intel Pentium processor or equivalent, 512MB of RAM, 250MB of free disk space.