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How to Erase Folders?

Introduction

Step 1. Choose "Folder" Option

Step 2. Select a Folder to Erase

Step 3. Choose Erasing Method

Required Resources

Free File Eraser 1.6.4 or later
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Introduction

    This free file shredder software allows you to shred files, folders as well as recycle bin by overwriting it several times using US Government standard wiping and cryptographically strong random number key, leaving no possibility of recovery.

Step 1. Choose "Folder" Option

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

Choose Folder Option

Step 2. Select a Folder to Erase

    Click "Next" to go to the second step. Click "Select..." to choose a folder you need to erase. "Delete files in sub folders" and "Remove folders" have been checked while "Only remove sub folders" have not been checked by default. You can change the status according to your demands.

Select a Folder to Erase

Step 3. Choose Erasing Method

    There are 3 ways to delete the folder.

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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