The most common method of deleting a file is right click on the file and click on delete, after this file moves to Window recycle bin. Some of us also use Shift+Delete so that there wont be a need to empty the Recycle bin. After following this procedure the file is permanently deleted from our Hard drive. Right?
Well, it appears that the file have been permanently trashed but any one who knows how to use a data recovery software will be able to restore those file. If you are non tech Savvy you might ain’t believe it but even a simple free recovery software can restore those files which appears to be permanently deleted.
How can a software recover those file?
When you delete files or folders, the data is not initially removed from the hard disk. Instead, the space on the disk that was occupied by the deleted data is “deallocated.” After it is deallocated, the space is available for use when new data is written to the disk. Until the space is overwritten, it is possible to recover the deleted data by using a low-level disk editor or data-recovery software.
How to Permanently Delete your Sensitive Files?
For this, there are many applications which lets you Permanently delete files off the hard drive. One of the best apps is called Eraser.
Eraser is a free app for Windows that lets you securely delete data off your hard drive permanently. Eraser provides many ways to permanently delete data and you can choose any method according to your requirements from the settings tab. Eraser can also be added to the Window right click menu and you can forcibly delete any files even if they are locked.
Another cool feature of Eraser is that it allows you scheduled a cleaning task. You can choose the cleaning method and after that you havee to select whether you want to delete a file, Folder, Recycle bin or an entire Hard Drive.
Eraser is simple and easy to use app which perfectly do its job of permanently deleting sensitive files without any trouble whatsoever.