Alternatives to File Shredder for all platforms with any license

  • Eraser icon

    Eraser

    Eraser is an advanced security tool (for Windows), which allows you to completely remove sensitive data from your hard drive by overwriting it several times with carefully selected patterns.

    Open Source Windows PortableApps.com

  • Darik's Boot and Nuke icon

    Darik's Boot and Nuke

    Dariks Boot and Nuke ("DBAN") is a self-contained boot disk that securely wipes the hard disks of most computers. DBAN will automatically and completely delete the contents of any hard disk that it can detect, which makes it...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • WipeFile icon

    WipeFile

    WipeFile erases files and folders secure and fast. WipeFile overwrites the information completely, so there is no way to undelete the files or reconstruct the file content.

    Free Windows

  • Active@ KillDisk icon

    Active@ KillDisk

    Active@ Kill Disk is disk eraser software for secure formatting of hard drives without any possibility of following data recovery.

    Free Windows

  • PartitionGuru icon

    PartitionGuru

    Free version is not able to convert a dynamic disk to a basic disk. PartitionGuru can recognize dynamic disks and operate them just as common disks, formatting, copy files, data recovery, partition backup, etc. .

    Free Personal Windows

  • xShredder icon

    xShredder

    With xShredder you can destroy your sensitive files. Choose from simple destruction or shredding by Peter Gutmann 35 times.

    Open Source Windows

    • Discontinued Development focus moved to http://alternativeto.net/software/context-shredder/
  • EraserDrop icon

    EraserDrop

    EraserDrop Portable is an easy-to-use secure data removal tool. It is a drop target (a floating icon on your desktop) that you can drop files onto to quickly erase them so they can not be recovered. EraserDrop does away with the...

    Free Personal Windows PortableApps.com

  • SDelete icon

    SDelete

    SDelete, short for Secure Delete, is a command-line based data destruction tool and can be run from the Command Prompt in Windows 7, Vista, or XP.

    Free Windows

  • wipe

    wipe is a little command for securely erasing files from magnetic media. It compiles under various unix platforms, including Linux 2. * , (Open, Net, Free)BSD, aix 4.1, SunOS 5.5.1, Solaris 2.6. wipe is released under the GPL....

    Open Source Linux

  • BCWipe icon

    BCWipe

    BCWipe data wiping software enables you to permanently delete files selectively so that they can never be recovered or undeleted. BCWipe embeds itself within Windows and can be activated from the Explorer FILE Menu OR from the context...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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    Hardwipe

    Hardwipe is a free file wiper and drive cleaner for Windows. It can be used to permanently erase, or to "hard wipe", data on disk and portable storage media (i.e. USB drives and memory sticks) in order to prevent personal or...

    Freemium Windows

  • Permanent Eraser icon

    Permanent Eraser

    When you normally delete your files in Mac OS X, the operating system is only forgetting where those particular files are placed, while the data still physically remains on the drive. Beginning with Mac OS 10.3, Apple enhanced its...

    Open Source Mac

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  • Stellar File Wipe icon

    Stellar File Wipe

    The easiest way to get rid of the sensitive data from a Mac before letting it go is to wipe it with Stellar File Eraser tool. It consists of 12 efficient Standard DoD wiping algorithms. It even wipes out locked files, give it a free...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • HDShredder icon

    HDShredder

    HDShredder by Miray Software deletes entire hard disks, partitions or other storage media securely and according to international standards if desired. Safely recycle your hard drive!.

    Freemium Windows

  • CyberShredder icon

    CyberShredder

    CyberShredder is a quick, safe and handy utility that lets you erase confidential files from your computer permanently. Normal file deletion will remove a file's directory entry and allocation table information. The actual disk...

    Free Windows

  • Easy File Shredder

    Easy File Shredder shreds custom files and free disk space beyond recovery using advanced data deletion algorithms approved by the military and government organizations.

    Freemium Windows

  • UltraShredder icon

    UltraShredder

    UltraShredder is a standalone, USB portable file shredder which deletes sensitive files by overwriting them with random characters, saving it to disk each time, and then bypasses the recycle bin, thus acting as your personal, portable...

    Free Windows

  • Zer0 icon

    Zer0

    Zer0 is a user friendly file deletion tool with a high level of security. With Zer0, you'll be able to delete files and to prevent file recovery by a 3rd person. Features User friendly HMI : Drag'n'drop, 1 click and...

    Free Windows

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  • Kernel File Shredder icon

    Kernel File Shredder

    If you want to delete some data permanently making it impossible to read again you can choose Kernel File Shredder Software which deletes file permanently so that no one can recover that file again even using data recovery tools.

    Commercial Windows

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    Disk Wipe

    Disk Wipe is Free, portable Windows application for permanent volume data destruction. With Disk Wipe you can erase all disk data and prevent recovery of those data. Formatting a hard drive with regular method leaves an open...

    Free Windows

  • Robusta File Shredder icon

    Robusta File Shredder

    Robusta File Shredder is reliable utility software, which enables you to completely erase files from your hard drive. All files deleted with Robusta File Shredder can in no way be retrieved back. This is done since the application...

    Freemium Windows

    • Discontinued App unavailable at official source but older versions accessible through download sites.
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    DriveScrubber

    When you delete data or format a drive you assume the files, pictures, email or documents no longer exist on your computer. But your private data still exists, and it only takes basic knowledge of PCs to find it. For total...

    Commercial Windows

  • ErAce

    ErAce is software that will over write the hard drive 1-100 times. So it fullfills the strictest security standards i.e. DOD 5220.22-M. In that way it is impossible to recover data.

    Free Mac Windows Linux Self-Hosted

    • Discontinued The official website is no longer accessible and the SourceForge project page no longer contains any downloads. The ISO files are downloadable here: ftp://ftp.gnome.org/mirror/temp/sf2015/e/er/erace/
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    iShred Express

    iShred Express provides a drag and drop interface to the "SRM" or secure delete function. USE AT YOUR OWN RISK. FILES DELETED WITH THIS PROGRAM ARE NOT RECOVERABLE, MAKE SURE YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING. Tested with...

    Free Mac

    • Discontinued Official website/app unavailable.
  • Puran Permanent Delete icon

    Puran Permanent Delete

    Permanent Delete is a free utility that can be used to delete files/folders permanently so that no software can recover these files.

    Free Personal Windows

  • AppleXsoft File Eraser icon

    AppleXsoft File Eraser

    AppleXsoft File Eraser is a user friendly and powerful data wipe software that allows you to permanently delete files on hard disks, USB drives completely. excluding any possibility of future recovery of deleted files and folders....

    Commercial Windows Windows XP

  • DockShredder icon

    DockShredder

    This app provides a widget in the dock of Mac OSX. Drag and drop your documents into the app icon to permanently delete them. It is DoD 5220.22 M compliant. Additionally you can keep it in the dock to use it exactly the same way as...

    Open Source Mac

  • Context-Shredder icon

    Context-Shredder

    With Context-Shredder you can destroy your sensitive files. Choose from simple destruction or shredding by Peter Gutmann. Users can create deletion tasks, overwrite available free space or destroy disk drives.

    Open Source Windows

  • abylon SHREDDER icon

    abylon SHREDDER

    The working with the computer and the browsing in the internet leave numerous digital traces on the disk. The normal functions of the operating system don’t delete these traces completely. In order to delete the data really, the...

    Commercial Windows

File Shredder Comments

File Shredder is a good eraser application.The downside is ...

Comment by Wisefaq
about File Shredder Jun 2011

File Shredder is a good eraser application.

The downside is that it does not "shred" the directory table entry after you have shredded a file.
This means that directory names, but not files, are recoverable.
(see here for further details: http://blog.wisefaq.com/2010/09/14/file-shredder-well-fails/ )

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