In case you want to delete files permanently from your computer, surely will not be the usual deletion command is “Shift + Del“. Because your data will certainly be restored by data recovery software, so how to delete files from computer safely? Don’t worry! We will guide you 2 ways on how to delete files permanently on your computer.
Delete Files Permanently Using Available Software In Windows
Step 1. Quit all programs.
Step 2. You press Windows key + R to open the RUN dialogue, or press Windows key + S (Windows 8/8.1/10).
Step 3. You type CMD in the box RUN and press Enter.
Step 4. Type Cipher /w:driveletter:\foldername, and then press ENTER
Specify the folder and the drive that identifies the volume that contains the deleted data that you want to overwrite. Data that is not allocated to files or folders will be overwritten. This permanently removes the data. This can take a long time if you are overwriting a large space.
Now you just need to wait for Windows to perform deleted data.
Using CCleaner to Permanently Delete Files
Step 1. You download CCleaner software for your computer.
Step 2. Launch CCleaner and select Tools, then you select Drive Wiper to securely erase the contents or free space on a drive.
Step 3. At this step, you’ll have to select the items
Wipe: Free space only or All data will be erased
Security: You need to determine the the number of Overwrites that will happen
Drives: Select the partition/drive that you are looking to wipe
Finally, you click Wipe. This will take some time depending on the kind of method that the size of your hard-disk and you’ve selected.
Step 4. If you want to delete files permanently on the hard drive each scan, you select CCleaner >Wipe Free Space.
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