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​ForceDelete PRO 1.1 Giveaway
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Giveaway of the day — ​ForceDelete PRO 1.1

Delete Files & Folders that cannot be Deleted without Terminating Processes.
$19.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 27 (59%) 19 (41%) 29 comments

​ForceDelete PRO 1.1 was available as a giveaway on May 2, 2022!

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ForceDelete is a handy and useful Windows utility that unlocks and deletes files or folders which are used by other processes and cannot be deleted.
GUI mode and command line batch mode are both available. You can also use it via context menu shortcuts.
Besides, ForceDelete has an option allows users to delete locked files and folders without terminating the processes. It can also shred files to permanently delete files and folders if you want.

System Requirements:

Windows 7/ 8/10/ 11 or later & Server (64/32 bit)

Publisher:

AutoClose.net

Homepage:

https://autoclose.net/forcedelete.html

File Size:

694 КБ

Licence details:

1 year

Price:

$19.95

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#8

Tried to lock a file in VLC by playing it. Used right mouse context menu Works great, thank you.

Reply   |   Comment by Starla  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#7

There is also a portable version:

https://autoclose.net/down/forcedelete.exe

But it cannot be activated as a pro version with the key of the giveaway. Still, you can use it as a freebie as long as you like.

Reply   |   Comment by krypteller  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#6

Just about everyone has an explanation about Force Delete Pro 1.1, but I will certainly not use it! At GOTD, so to speak, promising free programs that people think can be used, "I can use that". After a year or less people arrive at the determination, "what does that program do on my PC". And then it is, "gone with it". And someone else thinks, there is already enough mess around my PC "Get rid of it". Another thing, 2 programs on my PC were given away by GOTD and I am the license holder! Winx DVD Ripper and Winx HD Video Converter Deluxe.

Reply   |   Comment by Tony Harvey  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)
#5

Works fine here. And it's for free! f'godsakes, don't understand all the squawking & bellyaching.

Reply   |   Comment by pnj  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#4

Just what is the problem that this program solves? How does it help me in daily use of my machine?

Reply   |   Comment by hamhound  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-17)

hamhound, Pure deductive reasoning might have given you the answer. The name Force Delete and the fact that it is for computers would thus have indicated to you that it is used to force delete computer items.

Reply   |   Comment by pnj  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

hamhound,

Guess you didn't read the description? Here's the Cliff Notes version:

1) Deletes files [and] folders [that are in] use by other processes and cannot be deleted.
2) Shred[s] files [and folders] to permanently [(and securely)] delete [them].

Reply   |   Comment by FeMaster  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

hamhound, The purpose of this programme is described lucidly in the description. That is; for those who know Windows somewhat like a system administrator. If you are only a user of application software, do not let yourself in with this utility. Because you might kill files your system depends on.

Use it only if you are capable of installing Windows and your applications all by yourself. If not, do not install it.

Reply   |   Comment by krypteller  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

krypteller, Yes good advice. Just use with common sense and caution.

Reply   |   Comment by Pnj  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#3

Hi, The way I remove stubborn prog's is too end the process in task manager, rename the file, restart and del the offending file.

Reply   |   Comment by sid  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)

Ps.
If you need to remove thing's like Ransom ware you need to turn off your system and restart in Dos mode F7or F10 something like that, It's been a wile, then reinstall your system from a Windows back up.

Reply   |   Comment by sid  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-26)

sid, works only if you are aware of which exact process is holding the file open AND it is not a critical process required by windows AND it does not re-launch and re-open the file before you can rename the file.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+20)

"The way I remove stubborn prog's is too end the process in task manager, rename the file, restart and del the offending file."

Maybe... as TK points out, that doesn't always work, plus sometimes Windows can just adapt, using the file with its new name as-is.

"If you need to remove thing's like Ransom ware you need to turn off your system and restart in Dos mode"

If ransomware's got ya that's not likely going to help. If you do want/need to restart into command line mode, see this page:

support.microsoft[.]com/en-us/windows/recovery-options-in-windows-31ce2444-7de3-818c-d626-e3b5a3024da5

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

TK, sorry been playing and comps for 40yrs+ so things I take has a given, others don't know, my bad.

Reply   |   Comment by sid  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)

Almost forgot "forcedelete" dose the same job as this progy. do a search to understand how it works.

Reply   |   Comment by sid  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)

sid, This IS ForceDelete, lol

Reply   |   Comment by CP  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#2

You don't need such a program. When programs and all kinds of files have been removed from the trash can, they are not deleted, but the first letter of the deleted files is changed by a # or another sign, so that those files can no longer be called on. And that is the place for Windows where something else can be written (overwritten)!

Reply   |   Comment by Tony Harvey  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-20)

Tony Harvey, you are describing FAT* filesystems that are NOT used for windows NT system drives. NTFS is different and might not even use the 8.3 file naming convention entry used by FAT*. The character the first letter is changed to is a legacy low level formatted character so MS-DOS assumes the entry is empty. You can schedule a locked file for deletion at reboot or use free third party tools like https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/opened_files_view.html with varying degrees of success.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

"You don't need such a program."

Strictly speaking, no you don't -- you can always leave whatever file on your hard disk/SSD & try to ignore it when simply deleting the file won't work.

"The TrustedInstaller of Windows, can lock your files that you can not be deleted."

Needing it is a bit rare, but icacls ["Displays or modifies discretionary access control lists (DACLs) on specified files, and applies stored DACLs to files in specified directories."] might help.

docs.microsoft[.]com/en-us/windows-server/administration/windows-commands/icacls

"Especially the ones in System32 (drivers) folder"

Drivers are tricky... You can try to remove them from the registry [use AutoRuns & then search for 2nd entry] & then delete after restart, *if* Windows will start [back up or at least set a restore point 1st]. You can try to uninstall in Device Mgr. 1st, but Windows may just reinstall it immediately -- copies are stored in DriverStore\ FileRepository, so maybe get rid of that beforehand.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Ray, IMHO every one should know something about the OS their using, the reason I use windows is it's lazy-boy OS Linux or Unix would be my OS of choice, but i relay can't be bothered to set up all the scrip's needed just to run a simple game or even a utility.

Reply   |   Comment by sid  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

Tony Harvey, Well, yes, that's plainly known. But what is your point?

Reply   |   Comment by pnj  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

mike,:

C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository

Thanks for the heads up - I'll look there on backup drives for reinstall resources.

Sometimes I can only reinstall some things using [search] [C:\WIndows ] [ Include subdirectories ] - I guess [ FileRepository ] is where it finally found the stuff I needed, now I know where to start.

Thanks.
.

Reply   |   Comment by peter blaise  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#1

Is this a better program than "Unlocker"?

Reply   |   Comment by Ivan  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Ivan, I wonder about that too.

Reply   |   Comment by WaltG  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

Ivan, no I think not because Unlocker is free program but has spyware, some anti-virus saw this. Maybe it's false notification.

But I know Unlocker from IObit is better and it's also free.

Reply   |   Comment by Gamy  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

Ivan, no since unlocker is free

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-8)

"Is this a better program than "Unlocker"?"

You can try LockHunter, ForceDelete, & ThisIsMyFile, all available in portable versions.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)

Gamy, Perhaps, but IObit is the poster child for nagware.

Reply   |   Comment by elaborde  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Gamy, I use IObit Unlocker nearly every day for Trash that is locked and will not be automatically discarded. It is perfect.

Reply   |   Comment by StanTheMan  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
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