How to Permanently Delete Word/Excel/PPT Files?



updated on 2020-01-29 to Data Erasure

If a Word/Excel/PPT file contains very sensitive information, you should permanently shred it if you are going to sell or donate your computer to other people. We know that data recovery software can easily recover deleted Word/Excel/PPT files and recover lost Word/Excel/PPT files from formatted hard drive. So, if you just delete the Word/Excel/PPT file/empty recycle bin or format your hard drive, it is not safe.

Data eraser for permanently deleting Word/Excel/PPT files

If you want to permanently delete Word/Excel/PPT files, you should use Data Eraser. Here, we recommend AweEraser, this data eraser can help you securely and permanently delete Word/Excel/PPT, making data recovery be impossible. Just download it here:

AweEraser uses the advanced data erasure methods including HMG Infosec Standard 5, Baseline; DOD 5220.22-M; U.S. Army AR380-19; Peter Gutmann's algorithm to help you permanently shred Word/Excel/PPT files. Once the Word/Excel/PPT files are deleted by AweEraser, there is no way to recover the Word/Excel/PPT files. It can help you permanently delete Word/Excel/PPT files from SSD/HDD, PC/Mac, USB flash drive, memory card, etc. It also can help you permanently erase already deleted Word/Excel/PPT files to prevent deleted file recovery.

How to permanently delete Word/Excel/PPT files?

After downloading AweEraser, just install it on your computer. Then run it to permanently delete Word/Excel/PPT files. If you need the Word/Excel/PPT files in the future, just back up the Word/Excel/PPT to another hard drive. Then you can try the three modes to help you shred Word/Excel/PPT files.

Mode 1: Permanently delete selected Word/Excel/PPT files.

Just add Word/Excel/PPT files to the erasure list, and click on Erase button. Then this mode will help you permanently delete the selected Word/Excel/PPT files.

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Mode 2: Wipe a hard drive to erase all files including Word/Excel/PPT files.

This mode will help you wipe a hard drive or device. All data including the Word/Excel/PPT files on the hard drive/device will be permanently erased. Just select the hard drive/device and click on Erase button.

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Mode 3: Erase already deleted Word/Excel/PPT files.

Erase free disk space of your hard drive will permanently erase all already deleted data including deleted Word/Excel/PPT files on your hard drive. It will not affect the existing data on your hard drive.

permanently delete Word/Excel/PPT files

If you only want to permanently delete some Word/Excel/PPT files, just choose the mode 1 to help you quickly shred these Word/Excel/PPT files. If you are going to sell or donate your computer to other people, you’d better try mode 2 to help you wipe all your data on your computer. The third mode is able to permanently erase already deleted Word/Excel/PPT files to prevent these deleted Word/Excel/PPT files from being recovered by data recovery software.

Please note that once your Word/Excel/PPT files are erased by AweEraser, the Word/Excel/PPT files will be lost forever, can’t be recovered by any data recovery software.

AweEraser is 100% safe data erasure software. It is 100% safe to your HDD or SSD. Actually, it supports to permanently delete any type of file such as videos, documents, audio, photos, emails, etc. Download AweEraser here: