It's designed to help users delete files that Windows can't remove
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I think that everyone who's been using a Windows-powered PC for long enough has encountered at least one of those annoying files or folders that just don't want to be deleted. Such occurrences aren't only very frustrating, but could also pose a threat to your system, so you need to find a way to get rid of those pesky files. FileExile could be just what you need in this kind of situations.

FileExile is an application designed to help users delete files that Windows can't remove with the default erasing method. Since the application has the potential to be pretty dangerous to your operating system as it enables you to delete crucial system files, it comes with embedded safety features to ensure that accidents don't happen.

What most users will appreciate about FileExile is that the tool isn't only easy to use but also easy to access. The application integrates itself with the Windows shell menu so it's literally always one click away. Another neat feature is that it keeps logs with all actions that it takes, so you can always retrace your steps.

From my perspective, FileExile is a decent tool to have at your disposal in times of need. The application can help you get rid of the files Windows can't delete, has multi-threading capabilities and is distributed as open source which means that trying it won't cost you a thing.

Margie Smeer
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Review summary


  • Open source.
  • Easy-to-use.
  • Provides a safety feature that prevents deleting important files.
  • Context menu integration.
  • Supports logging


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