Posted by: kurtsh | March 30, 2013

TOOL: “LockHunter” & “USB Safely Remove” – Free 3rd party file unlocker & paid storage removal tool

The other day, I stumbled upon two new utilities that I thought were cool enough to write about. 

imageLockHunter 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.

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
  • 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 64bit Windows

DOWNLOAD: LockHunter – Free Desktop-integrated File Unlocker


imageAnd then there’s USB Safely Remove, made by the same developer.  This tool is NOT free however I think it’s equally valuable.  I bought it instantly.

USB Safely Remove is an enhanced and hassle-free replacement for Windows safe removal tool. It saves your time and gives you more power on active work with any kind of USB/eSATA devices.

  • It saves time…
      • Displaying what prevents a device from being stopped
      • Safe removal via hotkeys
  • Lets you recognize a device in a snap…
      • The handy menu with device icons
      • Real device names and the ability to rename them
      • Lets you hide devices you never need to stop
  • Extends your portable opportunities…
      • Program autorun on device connection/disconnection
      • Command line for safe removal
  • Does unique things!
      • Hiding drives of empty card reader slots
      • Powers off devices in Vista and Win7
      • Card reader memory cards ejection one-by-one
      • Re-activating a device that just stopped!

DOWNLOAD: USB Safely Remove – 3rd party SysTray Storage Removal tool


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