Files Shredder tool
Files Shredder tool
When deleting a file on your computer, it is put into the Recycle
Bin. Even a beginner can recover the deleted file from the Recycle
Bin, so most users empty the recycle bin regularly or delete the
file directly, bypassing the Recycle Bin.
As you may or may not know, Windows doesn’t actually delete a file when you choose the Windows delete command. The file remains on your hard disk and Windows only removes the entry to it from the FAT (File Allocation Table) so that the system doesn’t see the file. But with the right tool, these files can be found and recovered again as long as they haven’t been overwritten by new data yet.
What does Shredder Files tool do?
Shredder Files tool ensures that files you delete via Shredder can’t be recovered. The tool uses a method developed by the US Department of Defense to ensure that files are permanently removed from your hard disk. This is done by overwriting the files with redundant data, destroying any previous data that was there before.
Delete Files or Folders
When you start asmw Shred files a wizard is loaded. On the initial screen it queries whether to delete individual Files or a whole Folder.
Files: If you choose this option, in the next step you are presented with an empty list to which you can add files for deletion.
Folders: If you choose this option you can select a folder for deletion in the next step. The folder will be deleted with all contents and subdirectories.
Next you will prompt to select the way Asmw Shred files should delete the files.
Secure delete: Delete files using a method described in the US regulation DoD 5220.22-M. The file is deleted by overwriting it many times with alternating bit patterns.
Choose how many times to repeat the deletion by entering a number in the Repeat the delete operation field. Click Next to begin the deletion process. When completed, the wizard displays a message stating that the files have been deleted successfully.
Good use of Shredder Files tool is to delete logfiles.