Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I'm trying to get shell extenions (e.g. unlocker) to work on Windows 7 64 bit. I found this post about launching it on Vista 64bit, which doesn't seem to work on Windows 7. There's also this old post, but it doesn't give away the registry key and the exe it links to gives a 404.

share|improve this question
Already on SF… – admintech Oct 7 '09 at 8:33
up vote 4 down vote accepted

Noting admintech's comment that this is already answered i.e. it's not possible, the alternate solution is to find 64-bit equivalents of all software you need shell-extensions for. If you would make a list which apps you would like, perhaps we can find 64-bit variations thereof?

As an alternative to your example Unlocker, Lock Hunter offers identical functionality and has 64-bit + shell extension support i.e. you can right-click on a file and show which processes are locking it.

share|improve this answer

Unlocker has both 32 & 64-bit versions available.

Download from here:

share|improve this answer

An amusing alternate to consider is some kind of application virtualization tool, like Novell Zenworks Application Virtualization, which is based on the Xenocode product.

This has the ability to even run Internet Explorer 6 on Windows 7!

It tries to bundle all the files and registry settings needed to run the application into a thick binary that runs in its own virtual space on the machine.

Very cute, shockingly effective, but not perfect, as some things just cannot be virtualized in this manner.

share|improve this answer

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .