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LockHunter is a foolproof file unlocker. It 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...

You can use LockHunter for personal purposes absolutely for free and without any restrictions.


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.
Command line options.
LockHunter can be used from the command line using the following syntaxis:
LockHunter.exe [/unlock] [/delete [/delperm]] [/kill] [/silent] [/exit] [file_or_folder_path].

Portable version:

The portable version is supplied in form of installer and it can be installed to an external drive (or even to a cloud drive) and then be used on any computer. What are the differences between portable and The portable version stores the settings (LockHunter.ini) and the log file in the folder of its executable.
The portable version doesn't integrate into Explorer (right click menu "What's locking this file").
In order to unlock, delete or rename a file with a portable version you must run the program from the flash drive. Just browse "LockHunter Portable" folder and launch LockHunter32.exe or LockHunter64.exe depending on what OS type you have (32 or 64 bit, nowadays it's 64 bit).
Note! The portable version still requires administrative permissions.

Install version:

Size: 3.20 MB - Download

Portable version:

Size: 3.12 MB - Download