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Looking for a (free) File Shredder that intergrates into XP Explorer
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June 21, 2010
6:24 PM
Grantwhy
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is there a (free) File Shredder around that will intergrate into XP’s Explorer:

ie: right click on the file and have to option to shred the file.

 

I have WinUtilities Pro (from memory I got it though this site Smile), and it will shred files, but the abiltity to do it quickly with a right click would be nice.

 

yes, dangerous, but nice :-p

 

any suggestions? 

 

*edit*

ps: I did get WinUtilities Pro though dotTech – the version is 9.41 and is asking to upgrade to the latest version – it is safe to do so, yes? (I won’t lose the License?)

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June 21, 2010
6:48 PM
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Unfortunately I’ve read here that upgrading past 9.41 will lose the license. (I believe I know of a piece of software that does that, but I’m not on Windows right now.)

Oh, the site that was :(
June 21, 2010
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@Locu

There’s a new Dot.Tech license. Dunno how he got it, but it works PERFECTLY! :D

 

@GrantWhy

Yes, infact I do know a program which you can right-click on anything and it could shred the file into nothing…

It’s called “Ashampoo WinOptimizer”. I believe there’s a 2010 version… you can get that, or buy the new vesrsion 7 which is very similar to the 2010 one… Either way, it works quite well! :D But be warned, it will show up an error if you shred too many files at the same time. Though, it still does it job, so hopefully this helped you. Laugh

~Joji~

 

June 21, 2010
7:50 PM
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I recommend Eraser: http://eraser.heidi.ie/

It’s Free software and integrates directly with Windows Explorer, allowing for right-click shreds on both files, folders and the Recycle Bin. It also allows Unused Space shredding by right-clicking on a drive, and scheduled shreds. In fact, here’s the list of features as quoted from the Developer:

  • It works with Windows XP (with Service Pack 3), Windows Server
    2003 (with Service Pack 2), Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7
    and Windows Server 2008 R2
    • Windows 98, ME, NT, 2000 can still be used with version 5.7!
  • It works with any drive that works with Windows
  • Secure drive erasure methods are supported out of the box
  • Erases files, folders and their previously deleted counterparts
  • Works with an extremely customisable Scheduler

I’ve used it for ages and have found it to be extremely useful and effective. You’re welcome!

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June 21, 2010
7:56 PM
Joji
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OHHHHH! Nice find! I almost forget about that! Yes, that one! It’s really good eraser!!! It’s even way better than the Ashampoo one! It doesn’t crash, it’s simple, fast, and it’s free!

 

Once again, nice find Spirit, nice find! BTW, there’s a portable one for “Portable Apps”. Here’s the link:  http://portableapps.com/apps/u…..r_portable

 

Good luck mate!

 

~Joji~

June 21, 2010
8:08 PM
The Living Spirit
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Well, I’m only glad to be helping others and sharing my knowledge.

The irony is, I’m also a regular user of portableApps.com; but I never even noticed there was a portable version of Eraser. So I guess I have to thank you in return. Keep up the good work, Joji!

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June 21, 2010
11:32 PM
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hm…confuse abt the version i should download.

The site have 6.0.7 and 6.2.x version…meanwhile portableapps.com version is 5.8.8

which version is better? anyone can give me the comparation for each version?

thanks

June 22, 2010
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The 6.0.7 is for your desktop. The 5.8.8 is a special version compatible only for your computer and your memory stick. The 5.8.8 has stripped components such as registry keys, right click function, and other stuff removed.

 

So if you would like to install Eraser on your computer, install 6.0.7. If you would like to install Eraser Portable on a memory stick, then install 5.8.8 onto your stick.

 

I hope that clarifies some things… That did help… right?

 

~Joji~

June 23, 2010
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Eraser sound good – I’m off to get both the desktop and the portable version Smile

 

Thanks everyone Laugh

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June 24, 2010
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Eraser 5.8.8 was created because 6.02 caused system problems for some users. It is fully functional, although it obviously lacks some of the minor improvements of the 6.x series. I’ve used 5.x for years under WinXP and it still works fine for me.
I suggest skipping Eraser entirely, though, and installing AxCrypt instead, from axantum.com. It’s main function is right-click file encryption and decryption, but it also provides right-click file shredding. So you get both functions in one easy-to-use program.
CCleaner and many other programs include shredding of unused disk space. Eraser is an excellent program that has been around for years, but unless you need the special features of Eraser (such as shredding “slack space” at the end of files, or complex custom erasing schemes), I think you would do just as well with the more general tools mentioned above.
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