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LockHunter (32-bit)

By Crystal Rich Free
LockHunter uses separate installers for 32-bit and 64-bit systems. Click here for the 64-bit version.

Developer's Description

LockHunter is a free tool to delete files blocked by applications. 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.

LockHunter detects and displays the processes locking files or folders. It allows users to unlock, delete, copy, or rename locked files. It allows users to kill locking process and remove locking processes from their hard drives. LockHunter also integrates into the Windows Explorer menu.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.0 beta 2

Command line support

Now it's possible to call such LockHunter's actions as 'Unlock', 'delete file' and etc from the command line. Very useful for using in your scripts or to integrate to other programs.

Copy & rename actions added

Now you can not only delete a stubborn file but unlock and copy or rename it in one action.

UI improvements

Improved look and feel, ability to see the version information, and more...

Unloading DLLs from the locking processes

If the .dll is loaded from a specific folder you wish to delete or just unlock now the program allows to unload this .dll without terminating the process.

Full Explorer context menu integration

Now 64 bit installer integrates the item of the Explorer's shell menu into both 32 bit and 64 bit applications.

Bug fixes

  • No more "DeleteFile failed;code 5" error on reinstallation LockHunter
  • The locking processes continue displaying even after successful unlocking


Release January 2, 2013
Date Added February 18, 2012
Version 2.0 beta 2

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
Additional Requirements None


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