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How to Permanently Delete Files from Computer Without Recovery

Updated on Nov 29, 2018 by Brithny to Partition Manager

Summary:
When you delete a file from your computer, it doesn't simply disappear from existence—at least, not right away. The data might be recovered. This tutorial will teach you how to delete files permanently so that it cannot be recovered. Follow the tutorial and delete files permanently from your computer in Windows 10/8/7.
PAGE CONTENT:
Make Sure Deleted Files Can't Be Recovered
What Kind of Data Cannot Be Recovered
Permanently Delete Files/Data Without Recovery

How to Make Sure Deleted Files Can't Be Recovered 

Deleted files can often be recovered, and that's a problem when you're passing your PC or PC-related tech along to someone else. Whether it’s sensitive financial data, business documents, or scandalous photos that could be used to blackmail you, you probably don’t want people getting their hands on your private stuff.

Most computer users want to know how to make sure that that the deleted files cannot be recovered. Fortunately, you can take steps to protect your data, whether you’re getting rid of a PC, external hard drive, or USB stick. Here's how!

What Kind of Data Cannot Be Recovered

Erased data. Once the wipe operation is carried out, the files will not be recovered by any data recovery software. If the number of times to wipe the hard disk is set to 10, the data will never be recovered by any data recovery solution

Rewrite data. An operation including one data cycle or at least one data change, in which data is written into an array. If you rewrite the data, the deleted data cannot be recovered.

Permanently Delete Files/Data Without Recovery

According to the information above, the first step is to erase the data and then format the partition. then the data can never ever be recovered.

1. Wipe the Data that You Want to Permanently Deleted

The easiest and most effective way is to use a tool to delete or wipe the file forever. EaseUS Partition Master provides Wipe data feature to erase all disk data permanently in Windows 10/8/7. It is used to completely wipe out all of the data and partitions on your hard disk by replacing or overwriting the existing data with new data. 

Tip
The wipe disk operations cannot be undone after applying the changes.
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 Windows 10 is supported

Step 1: Install and launch EaseUS Partition Master.

Select the HDD or SSD which you want to wipe. And right-click to choose "Wipe Data".

select wipe data

Step 2: Set the number of times to wipe data.

You can set to 10 at most. Then Click "OK".

set the times

Step 3: Check the message.

A message tells you that the computer would restart after disk erase is recommended. Then click "OK".

check the message

Step 4: Click "Apply" to apply the changes.

Click "Execute the operation" and then click "Apply" to start wiping data.

start wiping data

2. Format the Partition to Prevent Files from Recovery

If you’d prefer to delete all of the files on the computer instead of just a select few, you can format the hard drive. 

  • Right-click the partition
  • Choose format
  • Click Start

You can also refer to Format Hard Drive in Windows 10 to get more details.