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How to Erase Recycle Bin?

Introduction

Step 1. Choose "Recycle Bin" Option

Step 2. View Status of Recycle Bin

Step 3. Choose Erasing Method

Required Resources

Free File Eraser 1.6.4 or later
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Introduction

    Contrary to popular belief, emptying your recycle bin does not permanently delete the files are in there. Just like any deleted file, the files that are deleted from the recycle bin are still there - just simply marked as available space. To permanently delete files from the recycle bin, Free File Eraser, which works as a recycle bin shredder, is your right choice. It enables you to empty and wipe recycle bin to prevent the deleted files from recovery with the help of sophisticated software.

Step 1. Choose "Recycle Bin" Option

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

Choose Recycle Bin Option

Step 2. View Status of Recycle Bin

    Click "Next" to view the amount and size of items in the recycle bin. Click "Show contents" to open the recycle bin where the item is stored.

View Status of Recycle Bin

Step 3. Choose Erasing Method

    There are 3 ways to erase the recycle bin.

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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