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File Shredder for Windows

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Key Details of File Shredder

  • Delete files from your computer permanently.
  • Last updated on 2/21/2024
  • Virus scan status:

    Clean (it's extremely likely that this software program is clean)


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Editors' Review

Download.com staff

If you're looking for a reliable utility for utterly erasing files from your hard drive, you'll be pleased with File Shredder's performance. This free tool's attractive interface is designed for ease of use, and even novices will comprehend its functions right off the bat.

A list of simple commands (such as Add File[s] and Add Folder[s]) let you browse and choose the items you wish to remove; selected items are listed in the large pane that makes up the bulk of the interface. In our tests, configuring File Shredder's settings was simple, and we were able to choose from five options for shredding algorithms, ranging from simple one pass to DoD 5220-22.M to Guttman algorithm with 35 passes.

The utility performed its tasks quickly, and we were unable to detect any remains of the shredded files afterward. While shredders with more bells and whistles are available for businesses with critical security concerns, we recommend this utility for any level of user who needs a simple file eraser for files with low-level security risks.


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Full Specifications

GENERAL
Release
February 27, 2013
Latest update
February 21, 2024
Version
2.50
OPERATING SYSTEMS
Platform
Windows
Operating System
Windows 2003, Windows 98, Windows Vista, Windows ME, Windows 98 SE, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8
POPULARITY
Total Downloads
795,274
Downloads Last Week
27
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Developer's Description

Delete files from your computer permanently.
File Shredder is free desktop application to securely shred files and folders on computer. Files deleted with File Shredder can not be retrieved back. File Shredder supports multiple shredding algorithms up to 7 passes, US government compliant DoD 5220-22.M, Guttman method, shell integration on right click in Windows, Disk Wiper to shred unused free space.