Securely Delete Files w/Ease

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  1. Hack5190, Mar 7, 2016
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2016

    Hack5190 macrumors 6502a

    Hack5190

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    #1
    Ever need to securely delete files quickly? Can't remember CmdShftDel to do a securely empty Trash? Then iShred and iShred Express might be for you.

    iShred provides an interface to the secure delete function. iShred Express provides a drag and drop interface to the secure delete function.

    iShred - https://web.archive.org/web/2015100...ast.net/~jeff.ulicny/software/apps/iShred.zip

    iShred Express - https://web.archive.org/web/2015100...~jeff.ulicny/software/apps/iShred_Express.zip

    NOTES:
    1. Files deleted with these programs use Apples built in SRM function and are NOT recoverable.
    2. Don't use either of these if you have a SSD! SSDs store files in an entirely different way than magnetic media, and wiping doesn't work and will cause excessive writes.
     
  2. Cox Orange, Mar 7, 2016
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2016

    Cox Orange macrumors 68000

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    #2
    why not just go to finder menue and select "secure empty trash"? No need to install something extra.

    Edit, isn't cmd+shift+delete the normal empty trash (where only the link to the file will be broken versus the file being written over by zeros, which is the secure one)?

    Or do you mean the deletion of locked items without warning / forced emptying
    as in ⌘-⇧-OPTION-DELETE
     
  3. Hack5190 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Hack5190

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    For me its the simplicity of having a secure delete icon to drop files on. Totally a matter of personal choice - kind of like reading Ready Player One vs listening to Wil Wheaton read it to you. Chocolate vs vanilla, Ford or Mercedes, you get the point I'm making :)
     
  4. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    I'm the opposite way. Keyboard commands are my main way of interacting with the computer. As my hands are 99% of the time on the keyboard I HATE having to move one hand over to the mouse in order to execute a task.

    On the other hand, I've worked with one person who is the complete opposite. She knows the keyboard commands but is far more comfortable with drag/drop and mousing to menu commands.
     
  5. Cox Orange macrumors 68000

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    OK, that's right! I am just a bit hesitant of installing things, that already have a system-built-in solution... but that's just a personal thing of mine. :)
     

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