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in an answer to a previous question another user recommended a tool to me, Unlocker. Its original homepage is offline, but there are plenty of websites which offer version 1.9.0 which I downloaded from 2 places, compared the filesize, it was identical, and installed it, then rebooted, but it does not do anything except that there's a new icon in the tray.

There are no new menu items in the Windows Explorer's context menu nor does anything happen when I send any element to Unlocker using the "send-to" menu. It created two shortcuts in the start menu, "Start Unlocker" and "Start Unlocker Assistant" which also both don't do anything. Any suggestions?

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you should get it off the creator's page instead.

http://www.emptyloop.com/unlocker/#download

1.9.2, for both 32 and 64 bit windows. you'll want to click the "Download Unlocker 1.9.2 - 32 and 64 bit version" link.

be sure to use advanced during installation and disable the delta toolbar that's bundled with it. you don't want that.

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Do you have 64-bit version of Windows 7 ? Unlocker doesn't work on 64-bit OS, get LockHunter

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Thanks. I found a 64-bit version of Unlocker and it works! –  Felix Dombek Dec 20 '10 at 4:16
    
You're welcome Felix. –  Sathya Dec 20 '10 at 13:12

Actually there is a 64 bit version of Unlocker, look for a file such as: Unlocker1.9.1-x64.exe This program works great in Windows 7 64-bit, but not all download sites have the 64 bit version of Unlocker available. Have Fun being in control of your computer!

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As Matteius said, searched "Unlocker1.9.1-x64.exe" and found this (after a few redundant results):

http://files.brothersoft.com/internet/miscellaneous/Unlocker1.9.1-x64.exe

This works for me on Win7 64bit.

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Did you check and scan this link? I generally don't trust BrotherSoft links. –  Simon Sheehan Jan 27 '12 at 13:07
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Scanned with Microsoft Windows Security Essentials, and nothing found. –  mmdemirbas Jan 27 '12 at 20:12

I Uninstalled it, and install it by enabling the "Explorer extension" checkbox during installation. It works well for me.

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