LockHunter – Freeware File Unlocker

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LockHunter is a freeware utility which enables users to delete blocked files.

Key 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 into Explorer menu
  • Deletes files into the recycle bin, so you may restore them if deleted by mistake
  • Supports both 32 and 64 bit Windows

I recently set up a new Vista PC for my sister and have an install file running that won’t shut down – looks like this is a perfect tool to find it and kill it.

Running the program opens this screen:



Right-clicking on the file gives you this:



Obviously I have no problems on this PC but if you have some rogue process running, this may do the job for you. LockHunter is in beta, so use it with care!

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