LockHunter Portable 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
- Gives you detailed information on the process
- Allows to unlock, delete, copy or rename a locked file
- Can delete a file at next OS restart
- Allows to kill locking process
- Allows to remove locking processes from hard drive
- Can unload DLLs from processes
- 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
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.