How to Use SDelete to Securely Delete Files? See the Guide!


You may choose to delete any file on a hard drive by Shift+Delete keyboard combination. But this way won't remove the data actually from the drive and Windows only removes the index for that file in the file system. The space that the file occupies is available again for write operations.

Once the space is overwritten partially or fully, the file is unrecoverable. However, you cannot know when that will happen; files that have been deleted months ago may be still available. Due to some reasons, this is bad. For example, you need to sell your PC or give it away but the new owner could use file recovery software to recover them, which leads to privacy leak.

To securely delete files permanently, Microsoft has a command-line utility – SDelete.

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