Saturday, October 16, 2010

Move, Rename or Delete Locked, Infected Files On System Boot Startup

Many times you must have encountered error message from Windows while trying to move, rename, delete, copy or any other function with some files and folders, which is very annoying. Unfortunately, Windows even doesn’t provide any information about this problem and so you don’t have any idea about the issue and how to resolve it.
So to solve all these problems, today we are going to tell you about a tool named EMCO MoveOnBoot. EMCO MoveOnBoot is a freeware application and it can resolve any problems with locked or infected files and folders. All you need to do is to simply drag and drop error encountered files and folders in this tool, and then select the operation you want to perform i.e Move, Rename or Delete. This tool will then automatically execute that particular operation on next boot.
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This is the main window of this freeware. So to use this tool, first you will need to click on Boot Action Wizard option given on top left screen. Then you will see a window as shown below.
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This is the screenshot of wizard. Click on Next to proceed to next step of the Wizard.
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So from here first you will need to choose the action you want to perform i.e Move, Copy or Delete. You can select any of them by clicking on drop box and then select the desired action. Next choose the action target i.e whether your target is a file or a folder. Then click on “…” on the Source and from here browse to location where your target file/folder exists.
Next you are required to give the path for destination. Put a tick on checkbox with name Override existing if you are giving same path and you want to save the new one only. Lastly there is option to Restart Windows immediately as you turn off this tool. Put a tick on this checkbox if you require your action to be performed instantly. Once done with all the settings simply click on finish.
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You can see above that I have added three task in this tool and at the bottom it is showing the respective details of all the added tasks. Since I haven’t clicked on Restart Immediately option, So all these actions will get performed on my next reboot. On next reboot, that all these operations will be performed automatically.
The best part of this tool is that it doesn’t terminate processes that hold locks or make other destructive changes. Instead, it uses Windows mechanism to manage files at restart, when system services or applications can’t set locks, so this approach is safe and natural. The developer have also added number of skins in this tool.
In nutshell this tool will be useful in the following instances.
  • Update system files :- You cannot update system files directly, because in many cases they are locked by a system. But you can place updated file to another location and use EMCO MoveOnBoot to replace system file at restart.
  • Uninstall applications :- Sometimes you cannot uninstall applications completely, because some files or folders can be locked by other processes. Using EMCO MoveOnBoot you can schedule remained resources for deletion at the next restart.
  • Clean-up from viruses :- Very often viruses set locks for resources to prevent their deletion from a file system. EMCO MoveOnBoot helps you to delete locked files or folders to clean-up your system from viruses, if you know what resources are damaged.
The size of EMCO MoveOnBoot is 24.1 Mb and still it will not take much time to get installed and as usual it will create a desktop shortcut to access this freeware. This tool is compatible with all the versions of Windows and has been tested successfully on Windows 7 Ultimate-32 bit edition.
Download EMCO MoveOnBoot
Store, Backup Music, Photos, Docs & Files On The Cloud Online

All of you must be knowing about Picasa, a tool from Google using which you can upload your images and can access them from anywhere or even can share with your friends. Hence you don’t need to carry your images in some portable device every time. You just require any device and a web connection to access them from anywhere.
But using Picasa you can only upload photos. But if you want to upload any other type of file especially your music files and playlist and other important documents, then you can use a tool namedZumoDriveZumoDrive is a similar tool like Dropbox which I have recently reviewed. It is also a web based application which is designed to upload any kind of files from your device (i.e Desktop, Smartphones, Tablets, iPod’s etc. ).
So after uploading these files, you can view them from any of the device which has a internet connectivity. All you need to do is to create a online web account to use this tool. This tool is a freeware but there is charges for the web plan if you cross your uploading limit of 2Gb.
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So when you run this tool for the first time, you will see a wizard as shown above. So for the very first time usage, you will need to click on “No,sign me up” to create an online account withZumoDrive.
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Next you will be required to enter your details in the box provided. So when you enter all the details, put a tick on checkbox provided at bottom and then click on Next.
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After that this tool will ask you to add the folders and files to your online account. You can even add complete files and folders present in your documents or on desktop in this tool. At the bottom there is a option given to Add Folder from where you can browse to any desired folder present in any location. Click on Next to proceed to next step.
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So as you can see above, this tool will create a free account if you want to upload only up to 1Gb on your web account. Actually this will become 2Gb when you run your online account as developer have given certain steps to increase your free space, when you run your web account. But still if you require more space, them you can choose a monthly plan of $2.99 for 10 Gb or $6.99 for 25 Gb as per your suitability.
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At last it will show you this window. Click on Finish to complete the process. Once you click on it, this tool will automatically direct you to your web account from your web browser. You can see below how your web account will look like, when you login for the very first time.
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In the left, as I have already mentioned, developer have given various options completing which you will be able to add more free space to your web account. This tool automatically pin itself in the system tray and you can right click on it to see the progress of this tool.
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So it will show you the detailed status of your uploading files. Unfortunately it gives no estimation regarding the time left for the upload. This tool will even ad shell extension option in your right click menu in Window. When you right click on any file or folder in Window, you will see a new option to share it on ZumoDrive. This is pretty good as you are not required to open tool every time you want to add something to your web account.
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You will even get a Link for that folder once the process of uploading completes.
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So can see the following snapshot of my web account. So it will show you every folder and files as it appears on your desktop and on the right part you can see all the details of that particular file/folder and even the link from which you can directly download it to your device.
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The size of ZumoDrive is 9.15 Mb and still it will not take much time to get installed and as usual it will create a desktop shortcut which can be used to access this freeware. This tool is compatible with all the versions of Windows and has been tested successfully on Windows 7 Ultimate-32 bit edition.
Download ZumoDrive