ForceDelete: Freeware Util to Force Deletes Files and Folders Instantly

Posted on October 14, 2021 by Nikhil P Naik

A new neat and powerful freeware tool enables users to unlock files in use and delete or even shred them immediately.

People often get the error alert cannot delete file: access is denied” or “the file is used by another program while they are failing to remove files and folders on Windows systems. It means these files and folders were locked in Windows and cannot be removed in regular methods. You can try the ForceDelete tool to solve these issues and forcibly delete those files and folders. 


ForceDelete V1.0 is a tiny Windows program which unlocks and removes files or folders are currently in use by other applications and could be deleted. The GUI and the batch command line mode are both available in the single EXE file. Users can also use ForceDelete by clicking on the context menu items while selecting files. This brilliant utility is able to shred your data to permanently remove folders and files. In addition, it has the useful feature enables users to delete locked files and folders without terminating the processes using them.

As users surely already know, people cannot remove a file that is currently open in an application. It means that if said an application has crashed or is currently unresponsive to mouse actions, users have no way but to wait for the program working again or to forcibly shut its process from the Windows Task Manager, then delete the file in question. Alternatively, ForceDelete is a better way and designed exactly for fixing these problems.

Neat and Useful File Delete Tool

The GUI Window of ForceDelete is intuitive and highly straightforward, and you can simply drag and drop your folders and files you want to remove onto the main window. Besides instantly deleting files in a flash, ForceDelete can also close processes that used files in the first place (it comes in handy especially if you are facing a hard time killing off involved applications and processes).

Moreover, if you want to make sure that nobody can do the recovery for your files, you can check the Shred Files option and you can rest assured that all the files and folders are removed totally and out of reach for anyone, no matter the recovery program they use.

Context Menu Shortcuts

The best thing about ForceDelete is that it enables automatically creating 2 shortcuts to the context menu and allows users to delete all files they selected. In other words, they don’t need to manually open ForceDelete main GUI window whenever they want to unlock or delete files – instead, they only need to right-click folders and files and then hit the feature they need.

Features List
  • Force Delete Folders and Files in Use
  • Unlock Files are in Use by Other Programs
  • Remove Files without Killing Other Processes
  • Instantly Remove Files via Context Menu Shortcuts by One-click
  • Permanently Shred Files, Unrecoverable
  • Force Delete Files via Command Line
  • Portable ZIP Version
  • Tiny File Size, 800 KB Only
  • Adware Clean and 100% Free

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Operation Systems: Win 7/ 8/10/11 or later & Win Servers (64/32 bit)

File Size: 801 KB

About Nikhil P Naik

Nikhil Naik has a Master's Degree in Information Systems, and is currently working as a Software Engineer at Microsoft. He also loves playing cricket, listening to music, and traveling. Twitter Handle - @buzz_nikhil.

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