Shred files from Windows 7
Here're the steps to shred files from Windows 7:
1. Download ByebyeData Eraser; install it and Right-click to run as administrator.
2. In the main screen click Erase files and folders.
3. Click Add files to select files from Windows Explorer and add them to the erasing list.
4. Choose a wiping standard from the security list or you can try the default zero-filling method.
5. Click Erase Now and click Yes when you’re prompt with the confirmation message.
Steps are easy to follow, but there're still some notes for them:
A: When add files to the erasing list, please double-check if the files you selected are the targets, if there’s any chance you might mistakenly added the wrong file, you can uncheck the box in front of it before you proceed to the Erase Now button.
B: There’re many recognized government and industry standards in the security column, but for home users or most of the business users, any more than one-pass overwriting is unnecessary and certainly a more damaging act on drives that have more than 1TB storage. Unless your company has specialized laws on data erasure, it’s advised to use the simple overwriting algorithms.
ByebyeData Eraser can do more
1. Any kinds of files: No matter it’s media file like photo, movie, music or office file like word, excel, ppt, or the file with unknown file extensions, ByebyeData Eraser will just erase them, successfully if they’re not system file.
2. All Operating systems: ByebyeData Eraser supports all kinds of operating system of Windows, and the WinPE ByebyeData Eraser can also be used to wipe Linux and Mac OS if you can boot from it.
3. Erase Boot Disk: It is capable of erasing boot disk from the WinPE boot media, which made it quite useful when you want to erase everything including the operating system. Besides, you can create your own bootable CD, DVD, or USB with the programs’ built-in function Create Bootable Media.