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1-abc.net File Washer

By 1-abc Free to try Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Mar 25, 2009

If you're comfortable browsing for files and can push a button, you can use this effective file deletion tool. 1-abc.net File Washer proved to be as easy to use as it was in permanently deleting files.

The compact interface gets right to business, offering four buttons along the bottom to add files and folders and delete items. A pull-down menu lets you choose from eight wiping methods, including Gutman. We liked the brief but helpful onscreen descriptions for each method, although the English was a little rough. Once you hit the Delete Files button, a prompt appears asking if you're sure you want to delete the files permanently. Although it took one more click to get rid of items, we appreciated this safeguard. The program throws in a few extras to empty the Recycle Bin, and delete Internet history and cookies, and also allows more advanced users to delete an entire drive. A Help file is available, but most won't need to even open it.

The initial trial period is only 10 days, but you can extend it for an extra 20 with a free key. All in all, we found 1-abc.net File Washer to be a simple file deletion tool that's suitable for any user.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 5.0

Version 5.0 features tooltips, configurable path to the history file, and scheduler to wipe files and folders automatically after a previously defined time period.


Release January 30, 2012
Date Added January 27, 2012
Version 5.0

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None


Total Downloads 2,572
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Developer's Description

1-abc.net File Washer erases files completely so that they can never be recovered again. You can switch between nine different deleting methods, and all of them overwrite your old file before removing so the only thing that could ever be recovered will be senseless data. It features print out wiping report on your default printer, delete single files with 1-abc.net File Washer from the right click menu in Windows Explorer, wipe special folders like Internet Explorer Cookies or History, move folder to another directory and erase the old one automatically, configure the scheduler to let the program erase data automatically, select the path where your history file is located, and program can be installed on USB sticks, floppy disks or nearly all other re-writable media.