Download Delete Files - Best Software & Apps

  • Unlocker

    (64 bits) 1.9.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Move or delete locked files

    8
    339 votes
    • PROS: Easy-to-use interface, Embedded with Windows Explorer, Delete or move stubborn files
    • CONS: No configuration settings or extra options
  • Unlocker

    1.9.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Unlock files Windows won't let you delete

    8
    2770 votes
    • PROS: Very easy to use, Does what it says on the tin, Embedded in Windows Explorer
    • CONS: No extra options
  • IObit Unlocker

    1.1(20150721)

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free software to delete files that may otherwise be blocked

    8
    113 votes
    • PROS: IObit Unlocker is free to download and activate., One-touch access is ideally suited for novices.
    • CONS: There is no guidance in regards to the dangers of terminating a specific program., No support is offered for mobile phone users.
  • Long Path Eraser Free

    1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Windows tool to delete files and folders with path too long or filename too long.

    8
    42 votes
    • Disk Cleaner

      1.8.1795

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Mac

      Delete obselete files on your computer and save space

      8
      342 votes
      • Shift Delete Recovery

        2.0

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Shift Delete Recovery to Retrieve Shift Delete Folder, Files

        10
        2 votes
        • FileASSASSIN

          1.06

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Delete locked malware files on your PC

          7
          24 votes
          • PROS: Unload and unlock file modules, Delete infected files, Simple interface
          • CONS: Drag and drop feature doesn't always work
        • Eraser

          6.0.10

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows
          iPhone

          Fully erase data from your hardrive

          7
          63 votes
          • PROS: Effective and deep deletion, Schedule automatic tasks, Simple once you know how!
          • CONS: Not instinctive, Big deletions can use lots of system resources
        • Index.dat Analyzer

          2.5

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Browse and delete hidden Windows history

          8
          24 votes
          • PROS: Quickly deletes .dat files, Good way to browse cached files
          • CONS: Only for the super security conscious, Very basic appearance
        • Orion File Recovery Software

          1.11

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Quick, free file recovery

          6
          52 votes
          • PROS: Nice, clear interface, Easy for everyone to use, Recover or securely delete files
          • CONS: Results can vary, as with similar apps, Not many configurable options
        • Unlocker Portable

          1.9.0

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Unlock and delete blocked files the easy way

          8
          112 votes
          • PROS: No installation required, Very easy to use, Does what it says on the tin
          • CONS: No other options, Not embedded in Windows Explorer
        • File Shredder

          2.5

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Delete unwanted files beyond recovery

          7
          75 votes
          • Belvedere

            0.5

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Copy, move and delete using rules

            6
            17 votes
            • PROS: Allows management of any file movement, Very lightweight
            • CONS: Only allows up to 6 rules, Interface very basic
          • DeleteOnClick

            2.2.32.100

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Permanently erase files from the context menu

            8
            19 votes
            • PROS: The easiest way to permanently delete files, Straight to the point: no bells and whistles
            • CONS: No configuration options, No undo feature: be sure before deleting anything!
          • AdwCleaner

            7.0.7.0

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Quickly search and delete adware for free

            8
            18 votes
            • PROS: Extremely quick scanning, Detailed text file of scan results, No installation required, Effective in finding unwanted files, It's free, Get rid of those bleeping unwanted programs
            • CONS: Requires a reboot after cleaning, Not available on Mac or Android
          • Secure Eraser

            5

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Securely and permanently delete files

            6
            46 votes
            • Delete Doctor

              1.1

              License
              free Download
              Platform
              Windows

              Get rid of files that are difficult to delete

              8
              28 votes
              • LockHunter

                Beta 3 1.0

                License
                free Download
                Platform
                Windows

                Delete locked files in Windows

                6
                32 votes
                • PROS: Easy to use, Attractive interface, Functional
                • CONS: No Help, or general advice about what you should delete
              • Recover Files After Format

                5.2

                License
                buy Download
                Platform
                Windows

                Recover Files After Format can both recover files or securely delete data.

                7
                25 votes
                • CCleaner Slim

                  5.26

                  License
                  free Download
                  Platform
                  Windows

                  Easily delete unwanted files

                  7
                  244 votes
                  • PROS: The software is free and clears out your lost forgotten and old log files, Remove numerous files from many different programs with just one cleaner
                  • CONS: Recent updates may cause your antivirus software to disallow installation, It may remove your favorites from Microsoft Edge browsers
                Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
                #NameVersionVotesRatingPlatform
                11.1(20150721)1138.3Windows
                21.8.17953428.2Windows, Mac
                31.9.227707.9Windows
                4(64 bits) 1.9.13397.5Windows
                55.262447.2Windows