Free program to wipe files from hard drive
Windows Server users may have large data to deal with, but for home users like me would like to erase individual files more. We know there're plenty of free hard drive eraser program out there, some are command-based, some may have graphically designed, although most of them are not that modern designed, they do provide some overwriting methods to wipe data clean. I checked all the 42 Free Data Destruction Software Programs, only few of them provides multiple passes of overwriting methods, most of which are using common algorithms, like zero-filling, or simple one-pass overwrite.
ByebyeData Eraser is new to the market and now it's not in the list of 42 free data destruction software, but it has many functions that many software of which in the list don't have. It is not only capable of wiping files for free, it also has the ability to erase folders, erase drives and even erase the entire disk. Besides, it has a modern graphic design which is really easy to use.
How to use free program to wipe files from hard drive?
Click the Download link and all the 4 editions of ByebyeData Eraser will be displayed in that page, we download the free edition, which is enough for files erasing, then install it and right-click the icon on the desktop to run it as administrator. Then the following steps will guide you to erase files from hard drive:
1. Click Erase files and folders and click the Add files button to select files from folders you'd like to clean.
2. Files in the erasing list are all checked, you can uncheck them if you added some files mistakenly, then here's the erasing methods, 14 of them are listed here, all of them are free to use. Click one to continue.
3. After files list rechecked, overwriting method selected, we can then click Erase Now to start, then click Yes to the confirmation message to tell ByebyeData Eraser you've checked the list and you're pretty sure to erase the listed items.
That's how ByebyeData Eraser works on erasing files; sure, you can add the entire folder directly if it is the target to erase.
With few clicks we have the sensitive files erased, it's indeed easy to operate and you may check the screenshots guide if you haven't downloaded the program yet.