Delete any file or folder which can not be deleted the normal way.
Delboot is a very simple program developed to remove locked files that cannot be deleted by the standard Windows tool.

You don’t have to be a professional user to figure out the purpose of each feature and it’s basically enough to simply add some files to the process queue and hit the “Process” button.

A help manual does exist, but it’s more aimed at experienced users who want more information on the two available file removal methods.

There’s a secure and a standard mode at your disposal, each boasting exactly the same options, but requiring more time to complete. The secure system for example initially generates a random name for the file to be removed and moves it to the temporary files folder before eventually deleting it completely.

One of the issues with Delboot is that it requires a computer reboot to successfully complete a removal task, which isn’t quite good news since some other similar programs are able to remove locked files without a restart.

On the good side, it comes with shell integration, which means that it’s basically enough to select the files you want to remove, right-click them and hit the dedicated option to send all items to Delboot.

The removal process doesn’t slow down the system at all and you shouldn’t notice significant boot time increases. Delboot works smoothly on all Windows versions, without the need for administrator privileges on Windows 7 workstations

So, as a conclusion, it clearly does what it says, although there are things to be improved in this app. It shouldn’t ask for a reboot unless it’s absolutely needed and more information on the removal methods should be presented right in the main window.

Reviewed by , last updated on May 21st, 2012

file size:
676 KB
developed by:
Lanzafame Software
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operating system(s):
Windows All
C: \ System \ File Management


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Delboot - The main window of Delboot, where you will be able to add the files that you want to delete.Delboot - Delete method window of Delboot, where you will be able to select the method that you want to use.

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If Windows or a program running in Windows is using a file it will usually become locked. Sometimes a program won't un...

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