Remove is a command-line utility which is similar to Delete and Erase, however unlike Delete and Erase, it skips over files which are locked by another process and continues deleting the desired files.

When Delete and Erase encounter a locked file, they stop with the following error message...
"The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process."

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Software Requirements:

Operating System: Windows 10, 8, Vista, 7


Extract the Remove.exe file into a directory anywhere on your PC.

Remove.exe supports 64-bit systems.
Remove32.exe supports 32-bit systems.


Type Remove at the command-line to display the following help...

Usage: REMOVE [/P] [/F] [/S] [/E] [/L] name

  • name - Specifies a file, file types or directory to be deleted.
    Wildcards may be used to delete multiple files.
    Entire directories can be deleted by specifying a backslash and
    asterisks at the end of the path. e.g. %temp%\*.*
    Enclose file and path containing spaces with quotes. e.g. "file name"
    Environment Variables are supported.
  • /P - Prompts for confirmation before deleting each file.
  • /F - Force deletion of read-only files.
  • /S - Include subdirectories.
  • /E - Delete empty subdirectories.
  • /L - List files to be deleted. Does not delete anything.

File Types: Dir=Directory, Sys=System File
File Attributes: L=Locked, R=ReadOnly, H=Hidden, A=Archive

Return Codes: %ErrorLevel% 0=success, 1=error.

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