ForceDelete – ForceDelete gives you the power to unlock and delete files/folders even if they are used by other processes.
ForceDelete will come in handy when you get the error message “Cannot delete file: Access is denied” or “The file is used by another program” when attempting to delete specific files and folders on Windows. ForceDelete will help work around the lock and forcibly delete the file or folder.
ForceDelete includes an option that allows you to delete locked files and folders without terminating the processes. This process is accomplished by unchecking the “Close Processes” option, dragging the files/folders to delete, and dropping them into the hole on the UI. ForceDelete will then delete the files/folders without closing the processes and programs that are using them.
ForceDelete also has a “Shred Files” option for users to delete files/folders from the hard drive permanently. Additionally, ForceDelete supports batch command line mode allowing you to run forcedelete.exe from the command line and batch delete files/folders.
Usage example: forcedelete.exe [file1] [file2] … The “file1” and “file2” could be a file or a folder.
ForceDelete 1.0.1 (4 MB)