How to erase individual files?
In previous articles we shared how to erase all traces of data from a HDD or SSD, which takes really much time especially when hard disk's capacity is large. ByebyeData Eraser Erase entire disk function indeed is a very powerful feature to ensure data safe, but, sometimes, we don't need to erase the entire drive, we just want to erase specific files in a certain folder, since we don't have computers to disposal every day, we have daily work documents to deal with.
Therefore, when we just have sensitive files to erase instead of the entire disk to be wiped, we need to use some professional functions that handling this daily and common mission, erase individual files, that to erase what you want to erase and what you would like to erase base on your own needs.
We have files to erase, but we don't want to mess up with the operating system. I know simple deletion or format will not actually remove data or traces, we can drag files to the recycle bin and empty it, then erase free space on the drives we use to keep files. But, erasing free space takes as long as erasing the entire disk. I know it is a professional function, but it just doesn't deserve the time.
Erase individual files and folders
Unlike other data sanitation program separate erasure functions to different products, ByebyeData Eraser makes itself a unique tool to equip all the functions like erase entire disk, entire drive, free space and individual files folders. So, you can choose what to erase next time by using the according function to save time and make data clean.
Install ByebyeData Eraser to any drives after downloaded and run it as administrator, any Windows OS or Windows Server OS is supported. In the interface, click Files and folders tab, and add whatever you want to erase into the list, then select a government erasing standard or just keep it as simple overwriting and then click Erase Now to erase individual files or folders. You'll then be able to click the link to the erasure report.