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Unlocker on Vista

  1. #1


    ceed Guest

    Unlocker on Vista

    Hi,

    One of my favorite freeware apps is Unlocker. It's a simple solution to a
    very annoying problem: Getting rid of files Windows won't let you delete
    for one reason or the other.

    I have installed it on Vista and it works...sorta. What doesn't work is
    having it pop up automatically when a files are locked like it does on XP.
    I have completely gotten rid of UAC (which was driving me nuts!) so I do
    not understand why it won't work. Ideas anyone?

    If you do not have Unlocker, get it here:

    http://********.free.fr/unlocker/


    --
    //ceed

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  2. #2


    Wim Hekken ;-) Guest

    Re: Unlocker on Vista

    ceed schreef:

    > Hi,
    >
    > One of my favorite freeware apps is Unlocker. It's a simple solution to
    > a very annoying problem: Getting rid of files Windows won't let you
    > delete for one reason or the other.
    >
    > I have installed it on Vista and it works...sorta. What doesn't work is
    > having it pop up automatically when a files are locked like it does on
    > XP. I have completely gotten rid of UAC (which was driving me nuts!) so
    > I do not understand why it won't work. Ideas anyone?
    >
    > If you do not have Unlocker, get it here:
    >
    > http://********.free.fr/unlocker/
    >
    >
    Did you read this?

    - How to make Unlocker work on Windows Vista? You need to deactivate UAC
    globally for the whole system or locally just for Unlocker. Globally, go
    to "Control Panel" then "User Accounts" then again "User Accounts" then
    "Turn User Account Control" and set it to Off, then restart your
    computer. Locally go to the Unlocker install directory (usually
    C:/Program Files/Unlocker), right-click Unlocker.exe, select Properties,
    and on the "Compatibility" tab, under "Priviledge Level" enable "Run
    this program as administrator". Click "allow" everytime you will get the
    UAC prompt to ask if you want to run Unlocker. Thanks to Mike Cerminara
    for his help.
    --

    Wim Hekken ;-)

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    ceed Guest

    Re: Unlocker on Vista

    Wim Hekken ;-) wrote:

    |Did you read this?
    |
    |- How to make Unlocker work on Windows Vista? You need to deactivate
    }|UAC globally for the whole system or locally just for Unlocker.
    |Globally, go to "Control Panel" then "User Accounts" then again "User
    |Accounts" then "Turn User Account Control" and set it to Off, then
    |restart your computer. Locally go to the Unlocker install directory
    (usually C:/Program Files/Unlocker), right-click Unlocker.exe, select
    |Properties, and on the "Compatibility" tab, under "Priviledge Level"
    |enable "Run this program as administrator". Click "allow" everytime you
    |will get the UAC prompt to ask if you want to run Unlocker. Thanks to
    |Mike Cerminara for his help.


    I did read the above, but Unlocker still isn't popping up like it did on
    XP when a file is locked. I have to manually use it. Not that it's a big
    issue, it was just very convenient the way it worked on XP.

    --
    //ceed

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Wim Hekken ;-) Guest

    Re: Unlocker on Vista

    ceed wrote:

    > Wim Hekken ;-) wrote:
    >
    > |Did you read this?
    > |
    > |- How to make Unlocker work on Windows Vista? You need to deactivate
    > }|UAC globally for the whole system or locally just for Unlocker.
    > |Globally, go to "Control Panel" then "User Accounts" then again "User
    > |Accounts" then "Turn User Account Control" and set it to Off, then
    > |restart your computer. Locally go to the Unlocker install directory
    > (usually C:/Program Files/Unlocker), right-click Unlocker.exe, select
    > |Properties, and on the "Compatibility" tab, under "Priviledge Level"
    > |enable "Run this program as administrator". Click "allow" everytime you
    > |will get the UAC prompt to ask if you want to run Unlocker. Thanks to
    > |Mike Cerminara for his help.
    >
    >
    > I did read the above, but Unlocker still isn't popping up like it did on
    > XP when a file is locked. I have to manually use it. Not that it's a big
    > issue, it was just very convenient the way it worked on XP.
    >
    You'll have to live with this problem until a new Vista-version of
    Unlocker has been developed. Vista has handles filesecurity completely
    different.
    --

    Wim Hekken ;-)

      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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