LockHunter 3.4.2      

Size:  3.1MB

License:   FREE

Publisher:  Publisher | Listed Programs

Release Date:   2021-04-27

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OS:  Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/7/8 (32-Bit/64-Bit)

Downloads:   10139

Popularity:   Popularity:0/10



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Software Product Description

LockHunter is a free tool to delete files blocked by something you do not know. LockHunter is useful for fighting against malware, and other programs that are blocking files without a reason. Unlike other similar tools it deletes files into the recycle bin so you may restore them if deleted by mistake.


  • Shows processes locking a file or folder
  • Allows to unlock, delete, copy or rename a locked file
  • Allows to kill locking process
  • Allows to remove locking processes from hard drive
  • Integrates in to Explorer menu
  • It deletes files into the recycle bin, so you may restore them if deleted by mistake
  • Supports both 32 and 64bit Windows


"v- 3.0 beta 1"

Reviewer: -mweizer

Review Date: 2013-08-25

Pros: I like the right-click feature [context menu]. I like that it tells you what is running the show.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Bug fix: (from their site)

Files with non latin characters could not be deleted
A "Canvas does not allow drawing" error might happen on frequent refresh
Small Windows 8 graphical issues were fixed
A not existing process might be displayed
Path field didn't accept quoted file or folder names
A click sound was heard when press Enter key in the path field
Explorer and other file managers could be crashing on unloading shell extension .dll
Technical error might be displayed in some cases on file unlocking

Website indicates now supports Win8 32 and 64 bit

I would really like to see this as a portable.

Installed size 5.16mb

Not really a hunter ; more like a co-conspirator -- heck, I have to find it first, after all.
[that would be cool, if it could scan for anything locked in a selected area]

I'm on XPsp3 pro 32bit
Works fine.


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