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Windows 7: Permanently Delete - Add to Context Menu

11 Apr 2012   #50
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello fuqueue,

Sorry it took me a bit to answer.

I added a second option to step 1 OPTION TWO for a confirmation prompt before permanently deleting the selected file(s) to help with this for you.

If you like, you can edit the VBS file in the downloaded ZIP file to see how the script looks.


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12 Apr 2012   #51
Influx

Win7 Ultimate x64 SP1 / WCP x64 / Ubuntu 11 x64
 
 

Here's a simpler solution. Press Shift+Delete.
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12 Apr 2012   #52
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Ken,

Agreed for OPTION TWO. Thank you.

This tutorial was mostly for OPTION ONE for a secure erase that you cannot get with Shift+Delete. OPTION TWO was just another added option for those that wanted it via context menu.
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13 Apr 2012   #53
Influx

Win7 Ultimate x64 SP1 / WCP x64 / Ubuntu 11 x64
 
 

What do you mean by "Secure Delete"?
Also, holding shift and clicking delete would work too.
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13 Apr 2012   #54
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Deleting a file only marks it as deleted but doesn't overwrite the file on the HDD. It's only overwritten if something new is saved to the same spot on the HDD afterwards. Without it being overwritten, there's a good chance that the file could be recovered from the HDD.

Secure erase (goes by many other names) will delete the file, and overwrite the file with zero X specified amount of passes to help make sure that the file is erased from the HDD and most likely not recoverable. The more passes used, the less chance of the file being able to be recovered. To many passes would just be a waste of time though. If you like, the link below can help give you a better idea about this.
Data remanence - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
While Shift+Delete will delete the file without it being placed in the Recycle Bin, it doesn't secure erase the file.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Apr 2012   #55
Influx

Win7 Ultimate x64 SP1 / WCP x64 / Ubuntu 11 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Deleting a file only marks it as deleted but doesn't overwrite the file on the HDD. It's only overwritten if something new is saved to the same spot on the HDD afterwards. Without it being overwritten, there's a good chance that the file could be recovered from the HDD.

Secure erase (goes by many other names) will delete the file, and overwrite the file with zero X specified amount of passes to help make sure that the file is erased from the HDD and most likely not recoverable. The more passes used, the less chance of the file being able to be recovered. To many passes would just be a waste of time though. If you like, the link below can help give you a better idea about this.
Data remanence - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
While Shift+Delete will delete the file without it being placed in the Recycle Bin, it doesn't secure erase the file.
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07 Aug 2012   #56
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Thanks Brink, this sure does come in handy!
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07 Aug 2012   #57
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome Ted. Thank you.
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18 Apr 2014   #58
Ices

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Shawn, thanks for a great tutorial

i had problems with this version of SDelete (1.61)
Quote:
v 1.6 gives these errors:

Error deleting Dir1: The directory is not empty.

Error deleting Dir1\Dir2: The directory is not empty.

Dir1\file1.1...deleted.
Dir1\file1.2...deleted.
Dir1\Dir2\file2.1...deleted.
3 files found
2 folders found
so i put an older version

SDelete 1.51.zip
http://web.archive.org/web/201106240...es/SDelete.zip


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18 Apr 2014   #59
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Ices,

I'm not having any issues with 1.61 working for me.

I've updated OPTION ONE to solve the issue of having to delete a folder twice when it had content.

Please try the updated OPTION ONE to see if that may help.
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