Sunday, August 3, 2014

Windows Protip: LockHunter to unlock or delete locked files

Once of my favorite tools is Unlocker, its used to show you which processes are locking files and allows you to unlock them, but I decided to look for a replacement because Chrome and MalwareBytes labels it as malicious.  After a quick search around I found LockHunter.  This freeware tool has some of the regular features: unlock, delete, copy locked file but also does some neat stuff:

Adds link to unlock in the context menu:

And if it cannot delete a locked file, it will automatically delete after the next system reboot!

So I copied the locked file to a new directory and set the locked original to delete on the next reboot (whenever that may be!)