Permanently Wipe Deleted Data from External Hard Drive/Memory Card/USB Flash Drive

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Anna

updated on 2020-07-23 to Data Erasure

Do you know: the deleted data can be recovered?

When a person deletes documents from an external hard drive, USB flash drive or memory card, he or she may think the deleted documents are lost forever. Actually, it is not true. The deleted files can be easily recovered by any data recovery software. Even the device is formatted, the lost documents still can be recovered by data recovery software. For example, you can follow the steps below to recover deleted, formatted or lost documents from external hard drive, memory card, or USB flash drive.

Step 1. Connect your device to your computer, download and install a powerful data recovery program - such as Magoshare free data recovery software.

Step 2. Run Magoshare Data Recovery on your computer, then select the device where you lose your files to start data recovery.

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Step 3. Click on Scan button to scan the device. Magoshare Data Recovery will deeply scan your device and find all lost files.

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Step 4. Once the scan is completed, you can preview all recoverable files. Then select the wanted files and recover them.

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It is easily to recover lost files from external hard drive, memory card, USB flash drive, etc. In most cases, you don’t need to permanently wipe your deleted data to prevent deleted file recovery, because there is no security issue. However, when you want to permanently delete some very sensitive data before you sell, donate or lend your device to other person, you’d better permanently wipe all the deleted data to prevent potential data recovery.

Wipe deleted data from external hard drive, USB flash drive, memory card with AweEraser

wipe deleted data from external hard drive, USB flash drive, memory card, etc.

AweEraser is a powerful data erasure application. It will help you securely and easily wipe already deleted/lost data from any hard drive, USB flash drive, external hard drive, memory card, etc. This data erasure software offers certified data erasure standards including HMG Infosec Standard 5 (1 pass), German FOFIS (2 passes), DOD 5220.22-M (3 passes), U.S. Army AR380-19 (7 passes), Peter Gutmann's algorithm (35 passes). Once the deleted data is erased by AweEraser, it will be gone forever, can’t be recovered by any data recovery software.

Here, you can follow the steps below to wipe deleted data from external hard drive, USB flash drive or memory card.

Step 1. Download and install AweEraser on your computer. Open it.

Step 2. Connect your device (external hard drive, USB flash drive or memory card) to your computer.

Step 3. The deleted data is stored on the free space of your device. Just choose data erasure mode ‘Erase Free Space’ to help you wipe deleted data from your device without affecting existing data on your device.

wipe deleted data from external hard drive, USB flash drive, memory card, etc.

Step 4. Choose your device and click on Erase button to wipe free space of your device. All deleted data on your device will be permanently erased when the process gets finished.

wipe deleted data from external hard drive, USB flash drive, memory card, etc.

AweEraser can help you permanently erase the deleted data from USB flash drive, memory card or external hard drive to making deleted file recovery become impossible. It also can help you:

Erase Files - securely and permanently erase files/folders from your external hard drive, USB flash drive, memory card, etc.

wipe deleted data from external hard drive, USB flash drive, memory card, etc.

Erase Hard Drive - wipe entire external hard drive/USB flash drive/memory card to erase all data on it.

wipe deleted data from external hard drive, USB flash drive, memory card, etc.

AweEraser is 100% safe data erasure software. It will not cause any damage to your device. It also can help you quickly format external hard drive, USB flash drive, memory card, etc, and repair your corrupted device. Download it here:

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