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Smart File Delete v1.3

Smart File Delete is a simple Windows OS software application that can safely
delete locked files and hard-to-delete files, by marking the files for deletion on the next reboot. In some cases you can delete locked files by terminating the programs that use that specific files, however this is not always safe and can create problems. With this program you can safely delete files on the next reboot, including files that cannot be deleted because
they’re in use or locked by other programs.

For Windows 7 SP1, 8, 8.1, 10, 11 (32/64-bit)

app screenshot

Smart Way to Delete Locked Files

The usage is very simple, just select the files you want to delete, eighter via
the button “Add Files” or via “drag & drop”, and click the button “Delete on Reboot”. Later, when you reboot the system, the files will be deleted. Moreover, you can view the content of the PendingFileRenameOperations REG_MULTI_SZ registry value (on the tab “Undo Deletions”), that stores the names of files to be deleted when the system restarts, so you can also
easily “undo” files deletion operations.

Safely Delete Files

Safely delete hard-to-delete files on the next system reboot.


View the content of PendingFileRenameOperations value.

Undo File Deletion

Undo file deletions by removing the mark on PendingFileRenameOperations.

Delete Malware Files

Delete malware files that cannot be deleted using the traditional methods.

Drag & Drop Support

Support “drag & drop” functionality for multiple files, easier to delete files.

Explorer Context Menu

You can select files to delete through the Windows explorer context menu.

Application Screenshots

Here there are some screenshots of the application.

app screen

What's New

Here you can find what we have changed and updated.
We constantly improve our products with bugs fixes, improvements and new features.
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[02-Mar-2023] - v1.3.0.0

+ Improved support for high-DPI
+ Improved installer and uninstaller scripts
+ Updated NoVirusThanks License Manager to latest version
+ Font Segoe UI is now used on all UI elements
+ Minor fixes and optimizations
+ Updated internal libraries

[15-May-2022] - v1.2.0.0

+ Improved support for Windows 11
+ Application is no longer signed with SHA1 code signing certificate
+ Added ASLR + DEP support
+ By default the program runs in 30-days trial mode
+ Automate product activation via setup.exe command-line /LICENSEKEY=
+ Integrated NoVirusThanks License Manager 
+ Improved installer/uninstaller script
+ Changed End User License Agreement (EULA)
+ Minor fixes and optimizations

Product Details

Version 1.3
Last Updated Mar 02, 2023
Operating System Windows 7 SP1, 8, 8.1, 10, 11 (32/64-bit)
License Type Shareware
Setup File Size ~44 MB
Install Size ~10 MB