A user-friendly application that helps you remove locked files from the computer, unlock the selected items, as well as rename or move them to another location
LockHunter is a lightweight software application built specifically for helping you delete files that have been locked by other users for various purposes.

The tool offers support for Windows Explorer integration, so you can easily select the file to be processed.

Basically, it proves to be extremely easy to work with LockHunter, as you only need to perform a right-click operation on the desired file, and the program automatically scans the item to check whether it’s locked or not.

The utility sports a clean and straightforward layout that gives you the possibility to set up the dedicated parameters on the go.

LockHunter lets you unlock the selected item, delete it, remove the selected file at next system restart, unlock and rename the items, as well as unlock and move the file to a new location.

What’s more, you are allowed to terminate all applications, which are launched from the selected file, or delete the locking processes from the disk, and use command-line functions for controlling the tool.

Since it doesn’t comprise many configuration settings, even rookies can master the process with just a few clicks. During our testing we have noticed that LockHunter carries out a task quickly, and no errors showed up throughout the entire process.

As it would be expected from such a small utility, it remains light on system resources, so it doesn’t burden the overall performance of the computer, nor interfere with other programs’ functionality.

To sum things up, LockHunter offers a simple yet efficient software solution when it comes to removing locked files from your computer. It can be easily installed and configured by all types of users, regardless of their experience level.

Reviewed by , last updated on November 22nd, 2013

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file size:
2.9 MB
developed by:
Crystal Rich Ltd
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operating system(s):
Windows 2K / XP / XP 64 bit / Vista / Vista 64 bit / 7 / 7 64 bit / 2003
C: \ System \ File Management


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LockHunter - LockHunter will help you forcedly remove any files as well as displays what programs lock themLockHunter - Users will be able to quickly and easily view information on what is locking the file or folder within the context menuLockHunter - The Other selection menu will provide users with rapid access to Unlock & Rename / Copy options
What's New in This Release:
  • In case if the UAC is disabled and the program is running under non administrative account it doesn't start (actually it started to run itself in an infinite loop).
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The LockHunter application was designed to be a free tool to delete files blocked by someone you do not know.LockHunte...

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