EMCO MoveOnBoot

EMCO MoveOnBoot

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 41 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.3.4
  • Total Downloads:
    93,016
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 02, 2015
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    38.05MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    40
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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Move, rename, or delete locked files at your next system boot with this effective and easy-to-use freeware utility. EMCO MoveOnBoot's no frills interface has a combination of a drag-and-drop window and text buttons. It won't win any design awards, but it makes the app simple to operate. Help is included, but even inexperienced users will have this program mastered in minutes.

It can't get much easier to work with the locked files. You merely drag the problem file to the interface and the app displays a prompt dialog. Radio buttons list each of the program's options. Click the action you need performed, and press OK. MoveOnBoot will delete, move, or rename files or folders. The app also offers an easy method to bypass the prompt dialog. If you need to perform the same action on multiple files, you can simply call up a drag-and-drop window for that action and drop all your files there. All it takes to perform the actions is to boot your system.

The interface helpfully lists all actions to be performed on next boot and includes a log of previously performed actions. ECMO MoveOnBoot simplifies a function experienced users find difficult, and it does it in a way that even novices will understand. This is freeware everyone will need at some point, and it's a good addition to any user's toolbox.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Worked as intended."

April 09, 2014  |  By rts_kaneda

 |  Version: EMCO MoveOnBoot 2.3.3

Pros

Works
Easy interface
No bloatware

Cons

None that I encountered

Summary

I've been trying to delete a folder from one of my storage drives for a few weeks now using all the different methods Windows has built in such as taking ownership of the folder, changing permissions, deleting the folder through CMD prompt etc and they all failed. Downloaded this program and I was able to instantly understand the interface and after restart the folder was finally gone!

If you have a folder that windows cannot find the path or no longer exists but is still there, still locked, use this program.

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1 stars

"only any good for minor work"

December 13, 2012  |  By bob_computer

 |  Version: EMCO MoveOnBoot 2.3.2

Pros

It was free and I hadnt spent any money...otherwise I would have had to ask for a refund...thank goodnes for shareware / trailware

A nice simple GUI

Cons

Failed completly to recurse delete files from folders. This meant selcting individual files...a long and cumbersome method when compared to "take ownership" even with the 15 item selection limit.
Fails to take into account file "ownership" or "trusted installer" status or full "administrator" priveledges that may be required to remove files.

Summary

The blurb is very promising but the results were below par. I read the review about it removing virus and smiled to myself.

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5 stars

"This software works when other efforts failed"

February 24, 2012  |  By flagstaff17

 |  Version: EMCO MoveOnBoot 2.2.7

Pros

Easy to download and configure. It blasted away some scumware toolbar and a hijack-the-home-page routine that somehow got loaded on my computer. I was unable to remove the programs using conventional methods including DOS commands but this program did the job.

Cons

Not intuitively obvious how to use.

Summary

This program is a keeper.

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5 stars

"great utilities"

October 25, 2011  |  By alfiaqil

 |  Version: EMCO MoveOnBoot 2.2.7

Pros

with this tool my computer is free from virus and all the friend

Cons

too big for utilities

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5 stars

"'Must have' utility!"

April 20, 2011  |  By rodmoyer

 |  Version: EMCO MoveOnBoot 2.2.5

Pros

Simply does its job, to remove files and folders which the Windows operating system just won't let go of.

Cons

None encountered.

Summary

If you've never encountered the situation this little utility was made for, let's say you've found a comprehensive media player you like much better than Windows Media Player (WMP). This is not hard to do, in my estimation.

Now, you want to remove WMP. You know it's needlessly occupying hard drive space, as well as Registry keys for its registered DLL files etc. You periodically use a Registry cleaner for the sake of performance, but you know it won't remove those keys if the files are still there.

You look for the uninstaller, and there is none. You go to the Control Panel program which adds & removes Windows' features, and tell it you don't want WMP. It seems to do the reconfiguration, but then you check the C:\Program Files folder. The Windows Media Player folder is still there, and it's definitely not empty. You try to delete it, and the system won't let you do that.

At this point an very advanced user might suspect that the offending folder could be removed in Windows' Safe Mode, and would know how to reboot the machine into that mode. Most users would not. This works, but involves a second reboot to get the machine back into Normal Startup Mode. This little utility does the job in just one reboot, without the special Windows configuration knowledge.

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4 stars

"works great does a good job"

February 11, 2011  |  By metalwizard

 |  Version: EMCO MoveOnBoot 2.2.3

Pros

has more features added since i used it last, but it workslik a champ on stubborn files

Cons

alot mere technical looking than it used to be but with all the new features i guess it has to be

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5 stars

"SoftwareFREE for removing file\folder blocked by system"

November 10, 2010  |  By capitanflorius

 |  Version: EMCO MoveOnBoot 2.2.2

Pros

Very good,insuperable program.It has a tutorial very clean.Interesting interface,excellent in every respect.
It's unlocked me files & folders that I could not unlock with any other program.
This is great and deserves even more or at least a 10 star.

Cons

None at all. The program also has automatic updates for new versions of the program.

Summary

Program for all users. It's very useful in same case. IRREPLACEABLE.
INTERFACE VERY PLEASANT AND WE CAN CHANGE SKIN.

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4 stars

"Excellent cleaning program..."

September 22, 2010  |  By samahita--2008

 |  Version: EMCO MoveOnBoot 2.2.2

Pros

Does what it says: Remove (even locked) files and folder on reboot.

Cons

Cannot remove registry entries

Summary

Very good software.

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5 stars

"Worked for my problem"

July 19, 2010  |  By bobs5

 |  Version: EMCO MoveOnBoot 2.1.6

Pros

Win7 would not let me delete a game .exe file. Kept saying I needed to be administrator. I am. Nothing I tried within windows could get rid of it. I downloaded this beauty and it's wizard walked me through it and the file and directory was gone, fast

Cons

Just can't say anything bad about it.

Summary

I would just like to say that using this program with the wizard helped me a lot. I don't want to have to study command line syntax just to accomplish removing a file. Win 7 didn't help me get a solution.

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5 stars

"A masterpiece of programming"

July 09, 2010  |  By entraaanced

 |  Version: EMCO MoveOnBoot 2.1.6

Pros

Relatively small download size, can unlock locked files/folders or overpower infected ones, easy to use, it's free!

Cons

None at all, it did exactly what I wanted.

Summary

An absolutely genious piece of programming, I could not be happier with it. I was being blocked from deleting a certain file on my computer, when I would try to delete it, I kept getting an error message telling me the file was being used by another program & therefor I was unable to delete it (I suspect the file was infected). MoveOnBoot deleted the file first try, no problems, easy!
It is incredibly easy to use too, I must have spent less than 5 minutes in total setting it up to delete the file in question, and for users that are perhaps less advanced, there is an extensive users manual built into the program.
This is a first rate piece of software, I have no complaints and only high praise for it. I just can't belive its free! If you have any problem files which are resistant to deletion, this is definately the program to use. I just wish I could give it more than 5 stars!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.3.4
Version 2.3.4 adds support for Microsoft Windows 8.1 and .NET Framework 4.5.1.
General
Publisher EMCO Software
Publisher web site http://emcosoftware.com/
Release Date April 02, 2015
Date Added April 02, 2015
Version 2.3.4
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7
Additional Requirements Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1
Download Information
File Size 38.05MB
File Name MoveOnBootSetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 93,016
Downloads Last Week 40
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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