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UVK help - Context menu
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You can choose whether to create the UVK icon Force delete and UVK icon File information context menus when installing UVK or by checking the corresponding checkbox in the Options section. Use this context menu to delete files and folders you are not able to delete using the Windows explorer, or to get extended information on a file.

If you have created the UVK icon Force delete context menu, then it will be available when right clicking any file or folder, and the UVK icon File information context menu will be available for all files (see picture below).


UVK icon Force delete context menu

Context menu After selecting this context menu, you'll be prompted for confirmation, as shown in the picture below:

Confirm removal

If you click No, the selected file or folder will not be deleted.

If you click Yes, it will be moved to the recycle bin as written in the message box. For running executable files, the corresponding processes will be terminated before removal.

If the selected file or folder is locked by another application, it will be scheduled for removal on reboot. A message box will be displayed like the one in the picture below:

Confirm reboot

Click OK to reboot immediately or Cancel to do it manually later. After restarting your computer, you'll see a report on your desktop with details of the reboot deletion(s).

Be careful when deleting shortcuts with this feature, because it's the shortcut destination file that will be deleted, instead of the shortcut itself.

This is not a UVK bug. It's the windows shell that sends the destination path to UVK instead of the shortcut's path.

Also, if you selected several files or/and folders and used the context menu Delete with UVK on the seletion, then each selected item will open an UVK instance and will be deleted separately.

Again, this is a windows shell feature and has nothing to do with the UVK's configuration.

To delete several files and/or folders simultaneously, including shortcuts, select them and then drag the selection to the UVK's desktop shortcut. Then all the items will be deleted in sequence with the same UVK instance (see picture below).

Operation completed


UVK icon File information context menu:

When you click this context menu, a dialog box like the one in the picture below will be displayed.

File information

As shown in the screenshot above, the dialog box shows several information fields and some buttons to perform extra actions.

By default, the publisher displayed is not verified. Click Verify to verify it. Click the Check button to check if the file is infected using the VT api.

Click the VirusTotal report button to generate a VirusTotal html report.

Click the File properties button to open the file's properties dialog.

Click the Close (Esc) button or just press Esc to close the dialog box.


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