Even if a computer is not connected to the Internet it does not mean files or system integrity are completely safe. Malicious intentions can come both from prying eyes and apps that can be delivered via LAN or removable storage devices. Locking a file can increase security, but also alters user permissions, with the possibility to eternally get stuck with in on the hard disk drive. However, applications like RemoveOnReboot help in this regard, aiming to safely remove any kind of file and folder.
Integrates in the context menu
It only takes a matter of seconds to see what the application is capable of, from the moment you download it. No setup is required, running the executable automatically adding a context menu entry that enables you to trigger its core function.
Poor replacement for the delete option
However, the application leaves a lot to be desired when it comes to practicability. Of course, it cleverly blends with Windows features in the “Send to” menu and only requires you to press a few mouse clicks, but it does not get the job done in all situations.
After sending desired files to the specific menu entry, a message prompts you with details regarding the number of files successfully handled, as well as the status and that upon the next system restart, chosen files are no more.
Leaves a lot to be desired
Unfortunately, using the application on folders triggers no result, even if there are no sub-folders within and just files. What's more, features also cease to function if user permission level is altered, or simply if the file is currently running.
If you happen to successfully trigger the process though, be sure about your decision because files are removed on the spot, without the possibility to cancel, reverse the process or find them in the Recycle Bin.
On an ending note
To sum it up, RemoveOnReboot is merely a delete function integrated into the “Send to” menu that is not even as efficient as the normal process. Locked files appear to remain intact, and even if a simple document is open, the application is incapable of brutally closing and getting rid of it. Successful attempts permanently remove items, without even a confirmation prompt in case you're having second thoughts.