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Freeware (Free)


12 Jul 2019


Nenad Hrg


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Size: 158 KB

Downloads: 2272

Platform: Windows All

Review by Frederick Barton (Cybersecurity Editor)

on 12 Jul 2019

It can be really annoying when files get locked down and you can't delete them. Fortunately, there are specialized tools for unlocking them, but there are some situations in which their brute-force approach may not be the solution. With certain files, you need to restart your system before you can do anything to them, and on rare occasions, you may have a limited window of opportunity to do whatever you intended. This is where Delete.On.Reboot comes in. As its name suggests, the software deletes files after you reboot your computer, but it can perform a few other operations as well. It may not sound like much at first, but advanced users probably have a problem or two they can address with this application already.

Delete.On.Reboot comes as a single, small-size executable, which you only need to extract from a ZIP archive, so you can have it up and running in no time. Its disk space, memory and processing power usage are extremely low, so you won't notice any effects on your computer's performance. Also, you don't have to install any prerequisite tools or services before running the application.

The software has a simple and compact user interface, on which you only need to add files or folders and click a button to reboot your computer. Once the system starts up again, the data you've targeted will be gone. You don't need to click that specific Restart button to delete the files. The software will automatically delete them at the next reboot, regardless of how you initiate it. What's more, you can add a Delete.On.Reboot option in the Explorer context menu, which enables you to target files at a moment's notice, while browsing through them.

Deleting files is not all the software does. You can also set it to move the files you've added to its list to the Temp folder or to a specific location which you can specify yourself. This opens up many possibilities, beyond simply deleting a locked down document or icon file. For example, if you're trying to manually remove a piece of malware, you can add it to the application's list to automatically remove it from your system before it gets the chance to run. The best part is that you don't have to boot into safe mode to do so. Of course, you could also send troublesome files to a temporary folder for analysis.

With Delete.On.Reboot, removing locked down files is just the beginning of what you can accomplish.


You can delete locked down files or move them to a temporary folder. The software can add an extra option to the Explorer context menu, to help you target files much faster.


Inexperienced users need to be careful about what they delete. Fortunately, you have to tick an option if you're absolutely sure you know what you're doing.



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Delete.On.Reboot Editor’s Review Rating

Delete.On.Reboot has been reviewed by Frederick Barton on 12 Jul 2019. Based on the user interface, features and complexity, Findmysoft has rated Delete.On.Reboot 5 out of 5 stars, naming it Essential


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