Unlocker Changelog

New in version 1.9.2

May 17th, 2013
  • Improved Installer: Universal installer for both 32 and 64 bit machines
  • Fixed Bug: Fixed small memory and behavior bugs
  • Promotional feature: Fully optional Delta toolbar

New in version 1.9.1 (April 13th, 2011)

  • New feature: Made it possible to delete deep directory structures and too long path errors (Path too long, Cannot delete file or folder The file name you specified is not valid or too long. Specify a different file name, The filename or extension is too long, Path too deep, Destination Path Too Long, The file could not be accessed, The path you entered, is too long. Enter a shorter path). Try deleting the folder created by this batch file without the new Unlocker you will understand
  • Improved UI: Progress bar when deleting large folders
  • Improved UI: Fixed all references to previous website in UI
  • Fixed Bug: Fix crash which happened with deep paths in old versions
  • Fixed Bug: Fixed update check to match new Unlocker website (http://unlocker.emptyloop.com)
  • Fixed Installer: Fixed x64 installer for references to non existing assistant

New in version 1.9.0 (July 6th, 2010)

  • New feature: Complete support for 64 bit operating systems with signed driver.
  • New language: Basque thanks to BeƱat Antxustegi.
  • New language: Galician thanks to Delio Docampo Cordeiro.
  • New language: Macedonian thanks to Nikola Trencevski.
  • New language: Malaysian thanks to Arjuna Puteraz.
  • Improved behavior: No false positives for 32 bit version.
  • Improved behavior: Handles are now sorted by process instead of appearing in random order when launching Unlocker.
  • Improved UI: Locked DLL show as DLL instead of handle number.
  • Improved UI: Fixed same process appearing differently depending on cases.
  • Promotional feature: Fully optional eBay shortcuts, Bing or Quickstores toolbar depending on location.

New in version 1.8.9 (March 10th, 2010)

  • Fixed bug: Handles should not be missing anymore on Windows7.
  • Fixed bug: Potential conflict with regular explorer use when opening multiple files or other shell extensions such as 7-zip.
  • Fixed bug: UI should now appear properly when done from clean install.
  • Fixed bug: No hangs due to looping junctions should happen anymore.
  • Fixed bug: Deleting junctions will not erase original files anymore.
  • Fixed bug: Managing your computer on Windows 7 will not crash anymore.
  • Fixed bug: Bitmap handles should not leak anymore from the shell extension.
  • Fixed bug: Many other potential sources of bugs and crashes.
  • Improved behavior: When deleting files they will be sent first to the recycle bin if possible, only if not possible more abrasive deletion will be used.
  • Improved behavior: Unlocker can be started directly from the start menu to browse to the desired file or folder.
  • Promotional feature: Added fully optional shortcuts to eBay during the installation. Simply untick "eBay shortcuts" in the choose components page during install if you do not wish to have those.

New in version 1.8.8 (October 26th, 2009)

  • Improved behavior: Improved the way DLLs are unloaded.
  • Promotional feature: Added fully optional shortcuts to eBay during the installation. Simply untick "eBay shortcuts" in the choose components page during install if you do not wish to have those.

New in version 1.8.7 (May 5th, 2008)

  • Fixed bug: Unlocker should not create event logs anymore
  • Fixed bug: Unlocker should not take minutes to close on certain configurations anymore
  • Fixed bug: Unlocker should not lock DLLs not used by Unlocker anymore
  • Fixed bug: Fixed potential driver bug
  • Fixed bug: Miscellaneous handle leaks
  • Improved behavior: Improved deleting/renaming/moving files such as C:WINDOWSsystem32MacromedFlashFlash9e.ocx for example
  • Improved behavior: When right-clicking files or folders and selecting Unlocker, those are automatically deselected. It helps with movie files and removable drives
  • Improved UI: Icon looks correct now on Windows Vista
  • Promotional feature: Added fully optional shortcuts to eBay during the installation. Simply untick "eBay shortcuts" in the choose components page during install if you do not wish to have those