Deleting files so they can’t be recovered.


Was asked to find a secure way to delete files off a USB stick.

The way I’ve done it in the past is to use the Sysinternals Sdelete utility.  It’s a command line utility, so it makes it a bit difficult for regular users to use.

Enter Eraser.  Which is freeware, and a great little utility for regular users.

Here are some screenshots:

Selecting a file to be erased


Confirming it’s to be deleted:


What a deletion looks like:


You can even securely delete your Recycle Bin contents:



I’ll be using Eraser in future as well, it’s very good

And free.

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