A file can be removed from the system by performing either of these operations:
- Deleting a file using Shift + Del key
- Trash a file in the recycle bin and empty the recycle bin
- Formatting/reformatting the drive
We usually think that by performing any of these operations, a file can be permanently removed from our system. That is absolutely wrong and not at all a secure way to remove data from the drive. As Windows doesn’t delete the files permanently, instead it tags those data blocks as safe for rewrite. Your sensitive files can then be easily recovered with the help of data recovery software.
It is only with the help of good Disk Eraser software you can be sure that the data in your computer is shredded and becomes unrecoverable and unreadable to anyone.
The files which you want to permanent delete may be your personal information, your banking information, or it can be your other sensitive data. Instead of deleting you need to just shred those files so that they can never be recovered.
One of the greatest utility is Remo File shredder that permanently shreds files and folders from your Windows drive using a variety of user adjustable options. It shreds the deleted data forever, leaving no trace behind. It displays a convenient “tree view” so the user can drag and drop select files and folders to shred. All you have to do is just add files and folders to “Shred Zone”, select the required shredding patterns, and File Shredder takes care of the rest.
Normal file deletion only removes a file’s directory entry from the index that your Operating System maintains, but the file still remains on the physical storage device. Remo File Shredder offers 9 Shredding patterns, all of which exceed the standards of the US which makes the files unrecoverable.