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EMCO MoveOnBoot

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 42 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.1.6
  • Total Downloads:
    92,860
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 28, 2009
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    38.05MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    45
  • 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 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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5 stars

"Fantastic - worked immediately"

July 04, 2010  |  By Andrew-Scott-Music

 |  Version: EMCO MoveOnBoot 2.1.6

Pros

Free. Nice interface. Installed quickly. Worked (the most important pr). It got rid of a very stubborn bunch of folders and files on a non-system drive that were resiting deletion by several other programs due to "access denied" messages.

Cons

What's not to like? It's free, what do you expect?

Summary

Talented programmers gave freely of their time to create this to help people like you and me. Thanks you so much.

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3 stars

"Did what it promised to do"

May 26, 2010  |  By jabababa

 |  Version: EMCO MoveOnBoot 2.1.6

Pros

It removed the file I wanted it to remove but couldn't myself
Easy-to-understand interface
Easy-to-use

Cons

Not very good explanation of what it was going to do, and how
The list of files that were going to be removed on the next reboot was equally confusing

Summary

If you have one of those pesky files that you can't delete because the computer says it being used - and you know for sure it's just a file you need to or want to get rid of, then this program is helpful. However, I can't help but feeling that if I wanted to use the full potential of EMCO MoveOnBoot, then I would need to have a PhD in something computer related, and maybe then I wouldn't need to have downloaded it. So please, make it easier to understand what is going on, and what will happen!

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5 stars

"this software did exactly what it is designed to do"

April 20, 2010  |  By acropora

 |  Version: EMCO MoveOnBoot 2.1.6

Pros

this is a simple program that deletes files from your hard drive when you get that utterly frustrating lack of cooperation from your operating system....er, Windows.

Cons

nothing that I've seen

Summary

Maybe I'm a sucker but when Windows just fails to delete a file when I tell it to, I get sucked into trying to finesse Windows this way and that...but, alas...it won't be finessed...it just fails. This program takes that nonsense out of the mix.

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1 stars

"Sorry, but it didn't do what it says it does."

March 20, 2010  |  By Milo_Minderbinder

 |  Version: EMCO MoveOnBoot 2.1.6

Pros

It looked nice, the interface. Very clean.

Cons

Tried to connect to the net on install. Why? What did it need, when I'd already downloaded the application? Failed to delete any of a dozen diff. folders I asked it to on reboot. 0 for 12.

Summary

It looked okay, simple to use, very self-explanatory. It couldn't delete anything I wanted it to. A different app advertised with a similar function did the job (remain nameless, but available here), though it took several minutes and, were it not for the process showing in Task Manager I would've thought it wasn't doing anything. This program, though, was for me a complete and total bust. Uninstalled 5 minutes after rebooting.

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2 stars

"Possibly Works"

January 02, 2010  |  By imglowin

 |  Version: EMCO MoveOnBoot 2.1.6

Pros

Decent size download, could potentialy unlock locked files

Cons

Did not work on two virus files that were locked on a non-system drive. Requires system restart for program to try to delete/move/rename files.

Summary

The program may work, but did not work in my case. Had to use Unlocker to delete the files.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.1.6
Version 2.1.6 adds support of relative path definition symbols for file system paths.
General
Publisher EMCO Software
Publisher web site http://emcosoftware.com/
Release Date December 28, 2009
Date Added December 28, 2009
Version 2.1.6
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 38.05MB
File Name MoveOnBootSetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 92,860
Downloads Last Week 45
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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