Smart File Delete

Product Overview

NoVirusThanks Smart File Delete is a simple Windows OS software application that can safely delete locked files and hard-to-delete files, by marking the files for deletion on the next reboot. In some cases you can delete locked files by terminating the programs that use that specific files, however this is not always safe and can create problems. With this program you can safely delete files on the next reboot, including files that cannot be deleted because they’re in use or locked by other programs. Use this program also to delete malware files, that cannot be deleted using the traditional methods.


The usage is very simple, just select the files you want to delete, eighter via the button “Add Files” or via “drag & drop”, and click the button “Delete on Reboot”. Later, when you reboot the system, the files will be deleted. You can also integrate the program on Windows explorer context menu to easily select files to delete. Moreover, you can view the content of the PendingFileRenameOperations REG_MULTI_SZ registry value (on the tab “Undo Deletions”), that stores the names of files to be deleted when the system restarts, so you can also easily “undo” files deletion operations.

Key features and characteristics

  • Safely delete files on the next system reboot
  • View the content of PendingFileRenameOperations registry value
  • Undo file deletions by removing the mark on PendingFileRenameOperations
  • Help in deletion of locked or hard-to-remove files
  • Support “drag & drop” for multiple files
  • Integrate with Windows Explorer context menu
  • Support all Microsoft Windows operating systems
  • Very lightweight in memory and CPU usage

Additional Details

File Version
Last Updated 12 March 2016
Category System Utility
License Type Freeware
Operating System Windows All (32-bit / 64-bit)

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