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Delete Doctor

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  • Date Added:
    May 02, 2012
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    #26 in Miscellaneous

Editors' Review


We've seen many file-deleting utilities. Most are freeware offering "secure" file deletion by overwriting files on your disk multiple times until the data is unrecoverable. Kevin Solway's Delete Doctor is a bit different. It's designed to delete those files that just don't want to leave your system, such as viruses and malware, files in shared folders, and files currently in use. To that end, it offers four different methods for removing files from your system. This simple freeware also has drag-and-drop capability.

Delete Doctor's interface is compact but efficient, beginning with an entry field for Files to Delete. You can add files to delete by browsing, typing in the path, and dragging and dropping. Other than Browse, Help, and Quit buttons, Delete Doctor has four features: Delete file via DOS short name, Delete file via UNC name, Delete File on System Restart, and Delete all files in folder (del *.*). Clicking Help brought up a brief but concise explanation of each. The first two use alternate file names known to the system to delete files. One of them, delete via UNC name, is based on the Universal Name Convention and can delete files on shared and mapped network drives. The Delete on Restart method is useful for deleting those persistently pesky files that remain in use by the system, particularly viruses and other bad software that you're trying to eject. When all else fails, the Delete all files method uses the DOS command to delete all the files in the folder. Be sure that you don't need any of the files in that folder because this command will delete them. You can always make a copy of all the good files and save them in a safe place, use the Delete all files feature, and then move the good files back.

Delete Doctor deleted everything we told it to. That's not the problem, and the "problem" isn't a problem unless you make it one by using Delete Doctor carelessly. Be certain you're deleting the right files because Delete Doctor is perfectly capable of deleting the wrong ones, if you tell it to.

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User Reviews

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1 stars

"This is Garbage"

September 15, 2013

 |  Version: Delete Doctor 2.3


No redeeming points to it


Crapware included


This rubbish installed SweetPacks malware on my computer. It was a time consuming process getting rid of that. The actual program didn't do what I'd hoped it would and I would NOT recommend this to an enemy let alone a friend. Stay away from it.

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5 stars

"Worked like a charm!"

May 17, 2012  |  By badbad1

 |  Version: Delete Doctor 2.3


Got rid of a program that wouldn't delete.


Took 2 mouse clicks. :-)


I had a temp file waiting to be written to the CD. Unfortunately when I tried to delete it it, I basically got "file not found". With Dr Delete, I tried the delete via DOS short name first. Didn't work. Then tried the delete all files in folder option. Success! Yay!

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Full Specifications

Publisher Kevin Solway
Publisher web site http://www.theabsolute.net/sware/
Release Date May 02, 2012
Date Added May 02, 2012
Version 2.3
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Miscellaneous
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.13MB
File Name deletedr.exe
Total Downloads 40,805
Downloads Last Week 57
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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