Posts Tagged ‘delete files’

FilExile Lets You Delete Files that Refuse to be Removed

Friday, February 24th, 2012

This is sort of thing that can either come in very handy (if you know what you’re doing,) or cause huge problems (if you don’t know what you’re doing) …

If you are a Windows user you probably came upon quite a few files in the past that you wanted to delete but could not. There are lots of reasons why you may not be able to delete a file in the operating system; from in-use files locked by a process that is still running, to too long paths or cryptic characters of languages that you cannot even identify properly.


Firefox Delete Download Button

Monday, October 10th, 2011

Privacy conscious Firefox users might want to check out this add-on …

If you are using the built-in Firefox download manager to download files from the Internet and have configured the browser to remember the browsing history, you may have noticed the absence of a delete button in the download window. While it is possible to remove individual files from the listing by selecting them first and pressing ESC or by right-clicking and selecting Remove from list, there is not an option to delete the file from the computer’s hard drive at the same time.


Free File Wiper – Delete Files so that They Cannot be Recovered

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

There are a lot of different freeware programs that perform a similar function, and they definitely come in handy if you deal with a lot of sensitive data on your system …

When you delete files or folders in Windows they are either moved to the trashcan of the system or deleted directly. Regardless of the selected action, files remains recoverable on the system for some time. To explain it in simple terms: When you delete a file, the reference is removed by the operating system but not the file contents which still exist on the hard drive. This means that anyone with the right tools can recover those files as long as they have not been overwritten (for instance by new installations or files).


Moo0 FileShredder – Delete Files Securely to Make them Unrecoverable

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

The program has kind of a funny name, but it definitely sounds useful …

Files are still recoverable after they have been deleted in the Windows operating system. They are moved first to the Windows Recycle Bin where they are recoverable for as long as they are stored inside. Most users do not know that files are even recoverable after the Recycle Bin has been deleted or files have been deleted directly by bypassing the Recycle Bin.