Delete Files Permanently : Online Help
Permanently delete files and folders with one simple click
Completely erase a whole hard drive.
Permanently delete files from computers, hard drives, removable disks, USB drives, memory sticks, network drives, etc.
The 'Delete Permanently' option is integrated in the Windows Shell
The built-it Search files module allows you to search files by date, size, type in many locations at once.
The 'Wipe free space' option to ensure that previously 'deleted' files cannot be recovered.
Wipe previously deleted files information such as file name, date, and size.
Permanently delete files from the Recycle Bin to remove all traces of previously deleted files.
Permanently delete multiple files and folders at once.
Ultra flexibility to choose what to delete and how to delete.
Delete Files Permanently uses advanced wiping algorithms for overwriting files content to leave no chances to recover them. The program includes 14 built-in secure wipe algorithms:
- Fast (1 pass)
- British HMG IS5 (Baseline) (1 pass)
- Russian GOST P50739-95 (2 passes)
- British HMG IS5 (Enhanced) (3 passes)
- US Army AR380-19 (3 passes)
- US Department of Defense DoD 5220.22-M (3 passes)
- US Department of Defense DoD 5220.22-M (E) (3 passes)
- NAVSO P-5239-26 (RLL) (3 passes)
- NAVSO P-5239-26 (MFM) (3 passes)
- US Department of Defense DoD 5220.22-M(ECE) (7 passes)
- Canadian RCMP TSSIT OPS-II (7 passes)
- German VSITR (7 passes)
- Bruce Schneier (7 passes)
- Peter Gutmann (35 passes)
You can create and use your own wiping schemes or create wiping schemes based on the built-in wiping algorithms to meet your specific requirements.
Ability to use multiple byte patterns (up to 5) while creating wiping algorithms
While permanent deleting for more security Delete Files Permanently changes files/folders names, files size and files date (creation/last modify/last access) so it is impossible to find the original names, size and dates of deleted files.
'Change date of deleted files to' option.
The 'Delete Permanently' option includes emptying the corresponding resident data in the MFT (MFT slacks).
The wiping scheme Viewer/Editor to view, add and modify wiping algorithms.
For additional security and to ensure that your files can't be recovered you can verify each pass of data overwriting
Optionally creates and keeps a log file of deleting process.
How to use Delete Files Permanently|
I have downloaded and installed Delete Files Permanently but it won't start. When I click on the desktop shortcut or on the dfp.exe file I get the following error message: "Initialization error".
We can recommend that you delete settings.dat and run the program. If it does not work, uninstall the program, then reboot the computer and download and install the program again.