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How to Erase Files?

Introduction

Step 1. Choose "File" Option

Step 2. Select Files to Erase

Step 3. Choose Erasing Method

Required Resources

Free File Eraser 1.6.4 or later
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Introduction

    For most people, deleted files are like zombies: they're not really dead. When you delete a file, Windows changes a special byte and marks the occupied space as free space. But the file content remains unchanged on the disk. In this case, Free File Eraser is a big help for you, as it ensures the permanent deletion of multiple files/folders saved in different locations of computer system. Files deleted by this software cannot be recovered by any third party software, even by special hardware devices.

Step 1. Choose "File" Option

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

Choose File 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.

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/folder/recycle bin.

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.

Choose Erasing Method

 

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