Many of the computer users keep their personal sensitive data to their PC. Sometimes we need to delete them for many reasons. I hope all of you know that deleting a file from storage doesn’t means you have removed it’s evidence completely. Let me first tell you how Windows’s default delete system works. Every storage device like HDD, Pen-Drive etc. have various sectors where they keep data. When you delete a file, your system mark the sectors where you were keeping that files as free. So when you storage new data that sectors will get re-written. Technically deleting something isn’t thus really deleting then rather it should be called hide them or something. So when you really need to wipe out something completely, you have to use any File Shredder tool. Previously we have shared a great tool for this purpose called CCleaner. Today we are bringing another good and new tool called Hardwipe for you. It have speed control, context menu integration, option to shutdown computer after finishing deletion etc.
To get started, download and install Hardwipe from the link provided below. Then run it. The interface of Hardwipe has “Wipe Files”, “Wipe Drive”, “Clean Space” and “Purge Swapfile”. As of this writing, the Purge Swapfile is not yet available. All those are located vertically on the left panel. The right panel contains wiping details, options for controlling speed, options for selecting Wipe method etc. You can choose wiping speed from Automatic, Full Speed and Restricted just on Speed Control.
To clean a file or folder, select “Wipe Files” from the left and if you want to wipe out a full drive, then select “Wipe Drive”. Then select your desired ones from the opened explorer and set Speed. wiping method (or leave them as they are) and at last click on “Start Wipe”.
It will display success confirmation after completing process successfully.
Hardwipe also get integrated with right-click context menu on Windows Explorer. Just right click on a File/Folder or Drive and then click Wrap File to instant wiping or click Hardwipe option from Harwipe for advanced options.
You can change default value of Speed, Language, Context Menu integration, Logs and other from the Preference > Option menu.
Hardwipe works on Windows 7, XP and Vista.