This video will show you how to permanently delete files using Eraser. It includes the following:
- How to download Eraser
- Automate file deletion
- Permanently delete individual files
More about how to delete files permanently
Eraser has been known as one of the top advanced security tools for Windows that enables the user to completely delete any sensitive data from the hard drive and making sure that data was permanently deleted. It’s currently supported on all Windows-based operating systems, including Windows XP, Vista, and 7. Click here to restore deleted files.
Most computer users would choose to keep their sensitive data and files away from others – passwords, classified documents, banking forms, financial records are pieces that need to be permanently deleted from time to time. Information like this is usually saved on your computer, phone, or laptop. The data is conveniently at your reach, but there will be a time to delete the files from your hard disk and ensure that the process was done permanently – when it comes to removing sensitive data, things can get a bit tricky, because even though you might have removed the data – a hacker, or someone else using the computer, can still recover these documents and view them.
When you remove data from your computer, your first thought may be that the data is completely gone – and if not, clearing the Recycle Bin will clean up any traces of it and delete it permanently. The fact of the matter is that the operating system doesn’t really remove the contents from the disk, it only removes the reference of the file from the disk drive. The file’s remains will then remain on the disk till another data chunk has overwritten the sector and permanently removed the data. Even after this procedure, it’s still possible to recover the data by removing the disk drive’s magnetic disks and viewing the disk platter surface – this is what data recovery centers do.
How to permanently delete files with Eraser
- Download the Eraser tool from here.
- Open install_eraser, or the installer package.
- Follow the on-screen guide to install the software.
- After installation, you will see a shortcut on your desktop for Eraser File Remover.
- Open Eraser and permanently delete files.
To delete undeletable folders, check out this guide.