How to Make Deleted Files Unrecoverable?


Only a few people know how to permanently delete personal files before selling or donating private computer or hard drive. Most of us only delete the files or format the hard drive, then give our device to other people. It is dangerous, actually. The new owner can easily recover the deleted/formatted files with free data recovery software. Fortunately, there are some tools can help us to make deleted files unrecoverable or permanently delete files from hard drive.

AweEraser is such a tool which can permanently delete files and make deleted files unrecoverable. It will delete the file and overwrite the disk space immediately to avoid data recovery. It gives 5 tools:

Tool 1: Erase Files

This tool can help you directly and permanently delete files or folders from hard drive, USB flash drive, memory card, etc. It will delete the files/folders and overwrite the disk space of deleted files/folders to make data recovery impossible. Just add files/folders and click on “Erase” button. Once the process gets finished, the selected files/folders is permanently lost, can’t be recovered by data recovery software or manual data recovery service.

how to make deleted files unrecoverable

Tool 2: Erase Hard Drive

Before you sell or give away your hard drive, you’d better permanently erase all data on the hard drive. This tool can help you erase the hard drive or device to destroy all data on the hard drive or device. It will not affect the service of your hard drive.

how to make deleted files unrecoverable

Tool 3: Erase Free Space

If you want to make already deleted/formatted files unrecoverable, this tool can help you. It will erase the free disk space to permanently destroy the already deleted/formatted data. It will not erase the existing data on your hard drive.

how to make deleted files unrecoverable

Tool 4: Internet Cleaner

This tool will help you clean up internet browsers’ histories, cookies, password, junk, etc.

how to make deleted files unrecoverable

Tool 5: Uninstaller

Uninstaller can help you completely uninstall programs on your computer and clean up all leftovers including software junk, registry files, logs, caches, etc. (Uninstaller only for Mac version, you can download Windows free uninstaller here >>)

how to make deleted files unrecoverable

If you want to make already deleted files unrecoverable, you can use the tool 3 to erase the free disk space on your hard drive. It will help you permanently erase already deleted/formatted data to avoid data recovery. And you can also use the tool 1 to directly delete your files forever. If you want to sell or donate your hard drive, it is recommended to use the tool 2 to erase the entire hard drive to destroy all data on your hard drive.

Posted by Anna, 2017-11-06