Wondering How to Permanently Delete Files from Windows PC Without Recovery? This detailed guide will help you delete files from computer permanently and completely shred them so that no one can recover them.
If you happen to be a Windows PC user, then it is safe to say that you have had the experience of installing Windows a couple of times or several times based on the tenure you have spent with the said computer. This is nothing surprising as I have done the same, and so many others. At the same time, you may have had the chance of formatting the entire hard drive before selling it, or just giving it to your friend, colleague, or someone in the family. Now when we format a storage drive, we are under the impression that all the data is gone, however, the data that we format still remains in form of fragments, and can be recovered with the right tool.
This can cause a lot of trouble especially when the data that you thought is formatted is actually sensitive, and should not be viewed by others. Now if you find yourself wondering how you can delete the files, the Windows does have a default method that works in most of the situation. The tutorial is going to be below for your convenience.
How to Permanently Delete Files from Windows 10
Windows 10 is perhaps one of the greatest versions of Windows simply because of the amazing feature set that the users get. In addition to that, Windows 10 is also resource friendly, meaning that you can even run it on older, and slower computers as long as there is drive support available. Right now, we are going to take a look at how you can delete files permanently from PC. The method below was tested on Windows 10, but judging by the framework of the older Windows, it should work on them as well.
Note: The process mentioned below needs to be done individually for all the drives you have.
Step 1: The first thing you have to do is to go to the desktop on your PC.
Step 2: Right click on the Recycle Bin.
Step 3: Click on the Properties button.
Step 4: Once you are in the properties, choose the drive from which you want to permanently delete the files.
Step 5: You will see heading saying Settings for selected location, simply click on the second option that says “Don’t move files to Recycle Bin. Remove files immediately when deleted”.
Step 6: Simply click on Apply, and then click on OK to exit the recycle bin.
Now the thing that you need to know is that although the process above gets the job done, you should always use a premium solution like FileZero; a solution that Windows does not offer, and a solution that ensures that all the files are actually deleted, and not just turned into fragments. FileZero is a program by iSumsoft, and I have reviewed some of their offerings in the past, and I can tell you that these guys are dedicated when it comes to the programs they are providing.
For anyone who is wondering how to permanently delete files on windows 10 / 8 / 7, the good news is that FileZero is going to get the job done, and that is exactly what we are going to write in the tutorial. We will be covering all the features, as well as the proper tutorial, followed by pros, and cons, and then the conclusion.
Why People Need Premium Solutions to Delete Files
This is a question that I have been asked time and again when it comes to buying a premium software just for the sake of deleting files. To be honest, I can mention a lot of reasons where, but I am going to keep things short and simple here for the sake of readability.
When you delete the files from your Windows, and recycle bin, your hard drive shreds them in small fragments, but the thing is that fragments are never completely deleted from your hard drive. As a matter of fact, they always stay there, and can be recovered using third party recovery software. The less you write data on the hard drive, the bigger the chance of those fragments being recovered in full data.
However, when you take a look at the premium solutions like FIleZero by iSumsoft, you are in the benefit because softwares like this use a more aggressive shredding method that ensures that the fragments are not recoverable at all. Sure, you are going to pay for a software like this, but the redeeming factor here is that you will not be at risk as far as your data is concerned. There will be no data leaking, and no one would be able to recover your data and misuse it either.
The first part of our review is going to be the features because as always, people pay attention to the features a lot because they want to see if the software is worth getting or not. Especially when we are talking about a paid software that claims to permanently delete your files from your computer. In this section, we will be discussing all the features.
Effective and Simple to Use
One of the best thing about FileZero is that the software is very effective and simple to use. At first I was a bit skeptical as I thought that his might be a difficult software to use considering how the feature set is immense, but the good thing is that everything is streamlined for your experience, and you should not have any issues whatsoever.
Deletes and Shreds Files Permanently
Another thing that I love about FileZero is that it is really great when it comes to shredding and deleting files permanently. Sometimes, when you delete the files using the default feature in the Windows, it does not always get deleted, and sometimes, the files turn into fragments and can be recovered later n. The good news is that with FileZero, you can easily delete the files, and shred them permanently. The files will not be in fragments either, so that is certainly a good thing for people who are concerned.
Deletes Everything Securely
A few people were concerned as far as the security goes. They wanted to know whether the software is secure and will not leak the files or the data. The good news is that it is completely secure, and to test that, I ran the software with internet turned off to see whether it asks me to connect to the internet in order to proceed. The software worked just fine even when the internet was turned off. That resolved the concerns in my mind, and I was able to use this software in peace.
Supports All Types of Formats
Another great thing about FileZero is that conveniently supports all the formats there are. Which basically means that you do not have to worry about having a file format that will not be deleted. Whether you are talking about media files, document files, or pretty much any file type. This is super convenient for anyone who happens to have a lot of different files on their computer. The process itself is super easy to do, and you will find that out in the tutorial I am going to do later on.
Supports All Windows Versions
Last but not the least, the good thing is that the FileZero works on all versions of Windows. I know it does not sound a lot, but the thing is that many people are still using older versions of Windows as well, and this is where the software really shines as it provides them the ability to do so. I really love the work iSumsoft has put into this software as it works wonderfully.
Supports a Number of Devices
If you are worried about the software not supporting the device you have, do not worry as that is not the case. The FileZero supports all hard drives, flash drives, removable drives, memory cards as well. So, pretty much any storage type can be completely erased of data using this amazing software. A feature that I really admire.
How to Permanently Delete Files from Computer Without Recovery
Now comes the important part. How to Permanently Delete Files from Computer Without Recovery? The good news is that the process is super simple, and easy to easy to go through. Still, a tutorial is necessary because people get to do all the steps the way they are supposed to be done, and nothing out of the usual. A good tutorial ensures that no one makes a mistake. After all, we are talking about deleting the files, and believe it or not, you can actually end up deleting some of the important files, and that is not the situation you would want to find yourself in.
As far as the tutorial, we have attached the images for your convenience, so that there is no confusion whatsoever whenever using this software.
Step 1: The first step is to download and install iSumsoft FIleZero.
Step 2: Once the software is installed, go ahead and run it; then follow the on-screen instructions.
Step 3: Now that you are in the software, the next step is to click the Add button located in the lower left corner.
Step 4: Once you do that, an Open dialog will come forward; now you just have to select the files that you want to delete permanently, once they are selected, simply click OK.
Step 5: All the files that will be shown in the list, and the next step will be to simply click on the Delete button on the lower right and the process will start.
Step 6: Before the FileZero starts the deletion, a popup warning will appear saying that the files deleted cannot be recovered using software or any other method. Simply click OK.
Step 7: The software will then start deleting the files. Normally the process does not take long, but do keep in mind that it solely depends on the number of files you are deleting.
There are a few things that you need to keep in mind, consider them tips. You can easily remove the file if you have accidentally selected one by simply clicking on the file, and then clicking on the remove button. You are given two ways to delete and shred the files; there is the fast mode, and slow mode. If you are not in the hurry, I would suggest you choose the slow mode because that way, the software will be able to shred the files to a point where they will note be recovered even with the most efficient software.
Another important thing that you need to keep in mind is that if you are using the trial version, it will only allow you to delete 10 files at a time. If you have more than 10 files, then you are going to need to buy the full version, which in my opinion, is a great buy.
- Works really well.
- Supports all versions of Windows.
- Supports a wide range of devices.
- Easy to use.
- No chance of recovering data once deleted through this software.
- The trial version limits you to 10 files only.
The thing is that not a lot of people take the process deleting data seriously. They are always under the impression that it is fine to just format the hard drive, and be on their way. However, the actual process is a lot more complicated than that, whoever knows how storage an deleting works would know what I am talking about. With that out of the way, if you are dealing with sensitive files, and you have to give your hard drive to someone, or some other storage device to someone, this software is the way to go.
I love everything about this software as it happens to be super convenient, fast, and easy to use. Plus, it is completely secure, so that is an added benefit. If there is one thing that I did not like, then it has to be the fact that the trial version of this software only supports 10 files at a time. I think the limit should be increased so people can have an easier experience.
Other than that, I have no complaints whatsoever with iSumsoft’s FileZero. I think it is a wonderful software, and it certainly gets the job done.