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How to Erase Files/Folders/Recycle Bin

Introduction

Step 1: Choose One Option

Step 2: Select Files to Erase

Step 3: Choose Erasing Method


Introduction

Even when you use the Recycle Bin or trash on your computer for files you no longer need, another person who uses your computer can retrieve them. This can be an invasion of privacy, or a more important matter. PCMate Free File Shredder offers three secure deletion methods to make the sensitive or confidential info shredded permanently so no one can retrieve them back. Download and install PCMate Free File Shredder and then follow the instructions below.

Step 1: Choose One Option

Launch PCMate Free File Shredder and choose "File" from options of 3 kinds of objects to delete: File, Folder & Recycle Bin for example.

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Choose One Option


Step 2: Select Files to Erase

Click "Next" to go to the second step. Click "Add..." to choose one or more files you need to erase. Click "Open" and the selected files will be displayed in the "Files" pane. Click "Remove" or "Clear" to remove one or all selected files from the pane.

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Select Files to Erase


Step 3: Choose Erasing Method

There are 3 ways to delete the file.

Quick delete - Overwrites the files with pseudorandom data

Secure delete in accordance with DoD 5220.22-M - Deletes files in compliance with US Department of Defense regulation DoD 5220.22-M

Secure delete, Gutmann method - Deletes files using the method developed by Peter Gutmann. This method is considered extremely secure, but is comparatively slow.

Choose one of the methods to delete the file.

To customize the number of deletion times, you can click the button to increase/decrease the number. You can also directly enter a figure to specify the number of repeats (the bigger the number, the smaller the chance of recovery). Click "Next" to start erasing.

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Choose Erasing Method


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PCMate Free File Shredder is a secure and accurate free file eraser application for Windows that allows you to completely remove sensitive data from your hard drive by overwriting it several times with carefully selected patterns (Gutman, USDoD and others). This free file shredder helps shred files, folders as well as wipe recycle bin to protect your private data. Download and try this program for free now!

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