How To: Delete files that are in Use

Ever needed to delete a file but couldn’t do so even after a fresh boot?  Hate having to go into Safe Mode to delete pesky files?  Can’t delete the damn thing from Safe Mode anyway?  You need the PendingFileRenameOperations registry value.

This is great for deleting spyware and viruses from your system if you know the name of the offending EXE.

HERE is a good summary of the PendingFileRenameOperations registry value,

and HERE is a freeware utility that adds an option to delete files on the next reboot to the right-click context menu.

Now go delete that bastard!


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