Unlocker Silent Install (How-To Guide)


Unlocker is an application that is capable of killing processes, unloading DLLs, deleting index.dat files, as well as unlocking, deleting, renaming, and moving locked files, usually without even requiring a reboot. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Unlocker from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install Unlocker Silently

Unlocker Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://web.archive.org/web/20140724033856/http://www.emptyloop.com/unlocker/Unlocker1.9.2.exe
  2. Download & Copy the Unlockerx.y.z.exe to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  3. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  4. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  5. Enter the following command: Unlockerx.y.z.exe /S
  6. Press Enter

After a few moments you will find Unlocker entries in the Installation Directory and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:Unlocker
Vendor:Cedrick Collomb
Architecture:x86_x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:Unlockerx.y.z.exe /S
Silent Uninstall Switch:"%ProgramFiles%\Unlocker\uninst.exe" /S
Download Link:Unlocker
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/unlocker-install-and-uninstall-powershell/

The information above provides a quick overview of the software title, vendor, silent install, and silent uninstall switches. The download links provided take you directly to the vendors website. Continue reading if you are interested in additional details and configurations.


Additional Configurations

Change Default Installation Directory

You can also change the default installation directory by using the following command line parameters. In this example, I’m installing Unlocker to “C:\Unlocker”

Unlockerx.y.z.exe /S /D=C:\Unlocker

How to Uninstall Unlocker Silently

Check out the Unlocker Install and Uninstall (PowerShell) post for a scripted solution.

  1. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  2. Enter the following command:

Unlocker Silent Uninstall (EXE)

"%ProgramFiles%\Unlocker\uninst.exe" /S

Always make sure to test everything in a development environment prior to implementing anything into production. The information in this article is provided “As Is” without warranty of any kind.

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