- Support of high DPI
The previous version of the program displayed blurry dialogs when you work on a monitor with high DPI
- Portable version
Per many user requests we have added a portable edition of LockHunter.
It’s also supplied in the form of installer but it allows to install the program to an external drive (or even to a cloud drive) and then use it on any computer.
The portable version stores its settings in a configuration file (rather than the registry) and save log file to the folder of its executable.
It doesn’t have an integration to Windows Explorer and as installable version requires administrative permissions.
It will run on both Windows 64 bit and 32 bit (though, there are less than 5% of our users are still on it).
This our first experience with portable software so your suggestions or notes on how can we improve it are very welcome.
- Bugs fixed
An error displayed when the program was maximized on the previous start
- Progress bar is displayed on search for the locking processes
- “Menu…” link is replaced by “Hamburger” icon
- The process list didn’t always scroll with mouse wheel
- Wrong processes displayed on non existing path (ver 3.3 bug)
- “Thread error” message was displayed in some cases (ver 3.3 bug)
- “Delete selected processes from disk” function always displayed false result even if file was deleted
- In WinXP in some cases “Cannot open service control manager” was displayed
- On some configurations the program stopped displaying its UI
- It was impossible to select a locked file from the open file dilog ('file in use' error)
- The program displayed a wrong message on command line "delete" command
- Incorrect order of "kill" command when called with "delete" switch
("delete" called before "kill" which lead to inabilty to delete a blocked file)
- A message may display even when the program called with "silent"command line switch
- The program displayed success message on deletion failure of a folder
- Some minor interface glitches in classic Windows theme fixed
- Command line may loose some parameters when run from non elevated environment
- Now command line return non zero exit code in case of unsuccessful operation. Find list of exit codes in the manual
- "delperm" command line switch added. It allows to delete a file permanently without taking it to the Recycle Bin
We are happy to announce availability of LockHunter 3.1!
This version contains a fix for one crucial bug:
- In case if the UAC is disabled and the program is running under non administrative account it doesn't start
(actually it started to run itself in an infinite loop).
- Deleting files at next operating system restart
LockHunter does it best to forcibly delete a file or a folder.
But in some cases Windows doesn't allow you to delete it even if all connections to the file are closed.
In this case LockHunter offers you to delete the file at next restart of the operating system.
Just choose Other - Delete At Next Restart menu item...
...restart the computer and the program inform you what files were deleted finally or not.
- Displaying more information
When you check "More details" option you can see many hidden details of the process: process ID,
service name (in case if it's a Windows service) and a process command line.
- Auto check for upgrades
The program now automatically checks for upgrades once in 5 days.
Besides you can check for upgrades manually via "Menu - Check for updates" menu item.
- Multimonitor support
LockHunter now behaves correctly on a multimonitor system,
furthermore the program preserves its coordinates between restarts.
- Ability to copy information to clipboard
Just press "Ctrl+C" at a process or a file or right-click and choose "Copy to clipboard" in order to put all information about the process to the clipboard.
- Unified installer for 32 and 64 bit
Now you don't need to decide which operation system kind you have.
Just download the only installer and use it on any Windows starting from XP.
- Files with non latin characters could not be deleted
- A "Canvas does not allow drawing" error might happen on frequent refresh
- Small Windows 8 graphical issues were fixed
- A not existing process might be displayed
- Path field didn't accept quoted file or folder names
- A click sound was heard when press Enter key in the path field
- Explorer and other file managers could be crashing on unloading shell extension .dll
- Technical error might be displayed in some cases on file unlocking