It has happened to all of us, countless times, that we want to delete a file, but that is not possible because the file is in use. This is often not a big problem because all we need to do is shut down the program that uses that file and then we can delete it without any problems. The problem arises when we do not know which program uses that file.
ForceDelete is a free program for Windows 7, 8, 10, and 11 that will allow you to quickly and easily delete files that are running in another program, without having to shut down the program that uses them.
How Does ForceDelete Work?
ForceDelete is a program that you can use as a regular program that you install on your computer and as a portable program that does not require installation, you just need to download and run it.
In the case of ForceDelete, we suggest you use the version you install on your computer, because, although this did not happen to us personally, we found several sources on the Internet that claim that the portable version of the program sometimes has a problem and can not delete files that are running in certain system programs. It is our opinion that it is better to install the regular version, just in case.
Excluding this potential problem, ForceDelete is without a doubt the best program of its kind we have encountered so far. The reason for that is its simplicity. When you run the program you will see a user interface that at first glance looks almost empty.
The reason for this is that the program works by simply dragging and dropping the file you want to delete in the program menu, after which you will have to confirm the deletion of the file and it will be deleted, of course, regardless of whether it is running in another program.
Another option that we really liked is that the program integrates into the Windows context menu (a menu that opens when you right-click on a file). This means that you do not have to run the program to delete a file You can do it from this menu.
In addition to deleting files, it is possible from the main, as well as from the context menu, to shut down the process that uses a particular file, without deleting the file. This is great if you want to, say, move a file, but Windows doesn’t allow you to do so because the file is running in another program.
We Don’t Have Enough Words of Praise for ForceDelete
ForceDelete is a phenomenal program. It’s incredibly easy to use and works flawlessly, at least in the version you install on your computer. We suggest you try it and you will never encounter the problem that you cannot delete the file because it is running in another program.
Windows 7, 8, 10 and 11