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Editors' Rating:
Very good
Average User Rating:
out of 178 votes out of 178 votes

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    Feb. 27, 2013
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Editors' Review

File Shredder is a powerful software to help you get rid of all kinds of sensitive information, so you don't have to worry about someone else recovering it later on.


Algorithm options: With File Shredder, you can choose the type of shredding algorithm you'd like it to use. Options include Simple One Pass, Simple Two Pass, DoD 5220-22.M, Secure Erasing Algorithm with 7 Passes, and Guttman Algorithm 35 Passes.

Shredding free disk space: Another handy tool this app contains is the Free Disk Space Shredder. This allows you to purge any remnants of files you deleted previously from your computer, making them unrecoverable, even though you can't shred them directly.


Broken link: The Help file for this app included a link to more detailed information about the various algorithms available, but repeated attempts to follow that link were unsuccessful.

No progress bar: It's impossible to know how long a shredding event will take once you've initiated it through this app. There is no progress bar or timer to give you a sense of how well or quickly the app is working.

Bottom Line

File Shredder lets you destroy files permanently to help you keep your personal information safe. Its various algorithm options let you choose exactly the level of security you're comfortable with, and the ability to shred free disk space as well provides an extra level of protection. This app is completely free to download and use without limits.

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Full Specifications

Publisher File Shredder
Publisher web site
Release Date May 15, 2012
Date Added February 27, 2013
Version 2.5
Category Security Software
Subcategory Privacy Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 2.21MB
File Name file_shredder_setup.exe
Total Downloads 767,175
Downloads Last Week 251
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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