Unlike other similar tools it deletes files into the recycle bin so you may restore them if deleted by mistake.

Features:

  • 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 64-bit Windows

Deleting files at next operating system restart

LockHunter does it best to forcibly delete a file or a folder. But in some cases Windows doesn't allow you to delete it even if all connections to the file are closed. In this case LockHunter offers you to delete the file at next restart of the operating system. Just choose Other -> Delete At Next Restart menu item...

Displaying more information

When you check "More details" option you can see many hidden details of the process: process ID, service name (in case if it's a Windows service) and a process command line.

Auto check for upgrades

The program now automatically checks for upgrades once in 5 days. Besides you can check for upgrades manually via "Menu -> Check for updates" menu item.

Multimonitor support

LockHunter now behaves correctly on a multimonitor system, furthermore the program presets its coordinates between restarts.

Ability to copy information to clipboard

Just press "Ctrl+C" at a process or a file or right-click and choose "Copy to clipboard" in order to put all information about the process to the clipboard.

Unified installer for 32 and 64 bit

Now you don't need to decide which operation system kind you have. Just download the only installer and use it on any Windows starting from XP.

What's New:

  • Progress bar is displayed on search for the locking processes
  • “Menu…” link is replaced by “Hamburger” icon
  • The process list didn’t always scroll with mouse wheel
  • Wrong processes displayed on non existing path (ver 3.3 bug)
  • “Thread error” message was displayed in some cases (ver 3.3 bug)
  • “Delete selected processes from disk” function always displayed false
  • result even if file was deleted
  • In WinXP in some cases “Cannot open service control manager” was displayed

Bug fixes:

  • Improved performance of locking process scan
  • GDI objects count grows with each UI refresh
  • The icon in the Explorer context menu had white background, now it’s transparent
  • If asked to delete directories on OS restart it falsely reported they were deleted, while actually it didn’t that
  • The process list didn’t always scroll with mouse wheel
  • “Delete selected processes from disk” function always displayed false result even if file was deleted
  • In WinXP in some cases “Cannot open service control manager” was displayed