Downloads of v 3.2:


Last Update:

24 Jul 2017

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Igor Tkachenko
  • Nikolay Duylovskiy
  • Crystal Rich Ltd


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3.2 | Updated: 24 Jul 2017



Downloads of v 3.2:



Software Author(s):

  • Igor Tkachenko
  • Nikolay Duylovskiy
  • Crystal Rich Ltd

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LockHunter 3.2

This is not the latest version of LockHunter available.

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All Checks are Passing

3 Passing Tests

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Passed


Scan Testing Successful:

No detections found in any package files

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install LockHunter, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade LockHunter, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall LockHunter, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


Deployment Method:

📝 NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to

2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade lockhunter -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="'3.2'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade lockhunter -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="'3.2'" 

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install lockhunter
    name: lockhunter
    version: '3.2'
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'lockhunter' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '3.2'

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller lockhunter
    Name     = "lockhunter"
    Version  = "3.2"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'lockhunter':
  ensure   => '3.2',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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This package was approved as a trusted package on 01 Nov 2019.


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.


  • 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


$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName            = 'lockhunter'
  fileType               = 'EXE'
  url                    = ''
  url64Bit               = ''
  checksum               = '59E7051CB079BE49AC2BB4DD44CBDB6D4E11B6466D779465C7D1A3CA59272663'
  checksum64             = '59E7051CB079BE49AC2BB4DD44CBDB6D4E11B6466D779465C7D1A3CA59272663'
  checksumType           = 'sha256'
  checksumType64         = 'sha256'
  silentArgs             = '/VERYSILENT'
  validExitCodes         = @(0)
  softwareName           = 'LockHunter*'
Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs

$packageName = $packageArgs.packageName
$installLocation = Get-AppInstallLocation $packageArgs.softwareName
if (!$installLocation)  { Write-Warning "Can't find $packageName install location"; return }
Write-Host "$packageName installed to '$installLocation'"

Register-Application "$installLocation\$packageName.exe"
Write-Host "$packageName registered as $packageName"

Install-BinFile $packageName "$installLocation\$packageName.exe"

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In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.

Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
LockHunter 27676 Monday, January 24, 2022 Approved
LockHunter 17695 Thursday, January 20, 2022 Approved
LockHunter 26376 Friday, April 9, 2021 Approved
LockHunter 3.3.4 32856 Thursday, December 19, 2019 Approved
LockHunter 3.2 34590 Monday, July 24, 2017 Approved
LockHunter 6414 Tuesday, May 23, 2017 Approved
LockHunter 2476 Sunday, April 16, 2017 Approved
LockHunter 3887 Tuesday, December 20, 2016 Approved
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