Have you ever tried to delete a file and Windows reports that a program or process is using that file, so it’s impossible to delete it? Who uses that file, what process and why exactly that file? We generally don’t get an answer to these questions, and unless we understand how Windows works at the engineering level, we are forced to come to terms with the fact that this file will remain undeleted.

Introducing LockHunter, a free program for Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10. With LockHunter, you’ll get the answer to most questions, and most importantly, the ability to get rid of an unwanted file.

How does LockHunter work?

When you come across a file that you cannot delete, all you have to do is right-click on the file and select What’s locking this file. Alternatively, you can run LockHunter and in the menu enter a file name, file address, or simply drag and drop a file into the program menu.

LockHunter will then perform analysis and show you all the programs and processes that use that file. You will also be shown all the actions that can be performed on the file. This will allow you to end the process that locks the file, delete the file, and a particularly handy option, to have the file deleted after restarting the computer. All files deleted with LockHunter will be placed in the Recycle Bin, so you don’t have to worry about the file being lost forever if you decide you still need it.

Additional options it offers are the ability to unlock the file, rename the file, and make a copy. All the options it contains are very useful, and we can’t think of any that we would miss.

The user interface is simple, clear and nice looking. Navigating the program is very easy. Since it contains only a few, very clear options, even beginners will be able to use LockHunter without any problems.


LockHunter is a small but useful program that does its job very well. It is well designed, works flawlessly and is easy to use. We recommend you try it out.

Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10



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