How do I completely delete a file?

completely erase a file
completely erase a file

You may not know it, but deleting a file or folder leaves traces on your hard drive and this data may be recovered using specialized software even after emptying the recycle bin.

You should know that when you completely delete a file, that is to say when you delete it from the recycle bin, your computer does not completely delete this file. In fact, it simply says: "The space occupied by this file is now free". But the information is still there!

If you want to completely erase some data without any possibility of recovery by a malicious person, use Eraser. This software will go over the space where your file is stored several times to overwrite any trace of it. When you erase a file with this utility, it will physically go to whatever place that file contained, and it will rewrite zeros everywhere instead.

Eraser allows you to punctually erase a disc, a file or a folder or to program its erasure at regular intervals.

How do I completely delete a file?

 Download Overwrite

First of all, download Overwrite Once the program is installed, click on Overwrite Schedule then New Task.

Choose the file to delete

Then click Add date to select the file to delete. Eraser gives you the choice of deleting the file immediately, after restarting, or manually. Make your choice and click OK

 Remove add-in file

If you have selected Run manually then right click on the file to delete and select Run Now to delete the selected file complement. Once the process is complete, Eraser presents its report to you!

Note that the Eraser program is fully programmable to perform tasks at a specific time. This way, just indicate the files or folders to be erased and it will run when the time is right.