Remove on Reboot Shell Extension

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This shell extension adds the Remove on Next Reboot functionality to Windows

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Remove on Reboot Shell Extension is a handy tool that allows you to remove the files that you cannot delete because they are in use. These files are sometimes used by your programs and the problem can be solved by closing the program and deleting the file.

But sometimes you just cannot identify what program or service is using the file. In these cases it is impossible for you to delete the file.  A computer reboot can sometimes solve the problem but you might not want to reboot your computer just to delete a file.

To solve this issue you can use this shell extension that allows you to schedule the file to be deleted at the next computer restart. The installer adds a new item to the context menu of all the files in order to quickly access the delete function.

When you right click a file and select the “Remove on Next Reboot” option the program schedules itself to run at the system startup and delete the file before any program or service can access it. No complicated applications and registry tweaks are required.

Using this method you can get rid of many files that can be potential threats for your computer but you can also accidentally delete important system files. Since the program deletes the files permanently without sending them to the Recycle Bin we recommend that you only use it on personal files and not on Windows components.

Unfortunately it does not provide you with the option to cancel the action if you change your mind. You can still cancel the action by editing the registry but it is a bit too complicated for the average computer user. Just be sure that you really want to delete the file before using the program.

This extension can be very useful when you are trying to get rid of files that are being blocked by other programs and that you no longer need.

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