How To Permanently Erase A File So That Cannot Be Recovered

Today you will see how you can delete permanently a file so that there is no way to recover it.

There are applications to recover deleted files, so if you want a deleted file to be unrecoverable, you need to carry out a safe removal.

The software to erase files permanently are based on overwriting the place that occupied the file a certain number of times, making a recovery practically impossible.

For this purpose, we will use Eraser, one of the most popular applications for secure erasure.

Step #1: Download Eraser

The first thing you need is obviously the application.

Eraser is free, and you can download it from its official website, here.

Click on the most current version that appears on the download page. After a countdown, the download of the installation file will begin.

Open the file to begin the installation. It is a straightforward installation where you only need to press Next, accept the agreements and accept the standard configuration (Typical). It is a light application, so it takes less than a minute to finish installing.

Step #2: Delete Files Permanently

You don’t need to open Eraser, but you can use it directly from the Windows File Explorer or the Desktop.

Right-click on file you want to delete, and you will see a new context menu Eraser.

Click on it and choose the Erase option.

You will need to confirm that you want to delete the file safely. Press Yes to start the secure erase process.

You will not see anything else other than a notification advising you that it has been added to the to-do list.

Although, if you open Eraser from the Start menu you will see the percentage.

As easy as that you will able to erase any file or folder from your Computer permanently.

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