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Alternative to Unlocker

  1. #1


    Evansville, IN
    Posts : 18
    Kubuntu 12.10/Windows 8

    Alternative to Unlocker


    Has any one found an alternative for unlocker that actually works in win 8? I forgot to try compatibility mode to see if that helps but it may be netter to use something more native in this case.

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    San Jose - California
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    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64
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  3. #3


    Evansville, IN
    Posts : 18
    Kubuntu 12.10/Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
    Sorry i forgot to mention I already tried that after I searched the forum for an answer. It doesn't work sadly. I actually liked the GUI better then unlocker but it never performed as well as unlocker.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 30
    Windows 8 Pro


    Unlocker works for me. Why it not works for you?
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  6. #6


    Sunnyvale, CA USA
    Posts : 283
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center (64-bit)


    Unlocker works for me.
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    Posts : 22
    Windows 8 Pro With media Center


    Try this, verry usefull and requires no seperate program. Take Ownership - Add to Context Menu in Windows 8 Ir says its for vista or 7, but it works on 8 also.
    Last edited by Brink; 28 Oct 2013 at 07:06.
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  8. #8


    Evansville, IN
    Posts : 18
    Kubuntu 12.10/Windows 8


    Ok well it looks to me like the problem is something with in Ext2FSD and an EXT partition. I can read and write to the EXT4 HDDs fine. However, I can not delete files from EXT partitions. Any ideas?
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    Covington, La
    Posts : 1,184
    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT
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  10. #10


    Evansville, IN
    Posts : 18
    Kubuntu 12.10/Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
    I may give it a shot but I found out it is a limitation of EXT3/4 in Ext2FSD so I am doubting a windows native file remover is going to do the job. I guess I am going to have to use a back up EXT browser/solution for deleting unless I drop back to EXT2 and that may be a bit challenging to back up my data at this point in time due to space used vs space free.

    thanks for all the responses guys. Although, I am surprised to hear Unlocker is working in Win 8 as I have read multiple reports of it not working right here on these very forums.
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