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    WipeFile

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    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.

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    xShredder

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

    Open Source Windows

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    File Shredder

    File Shredder is free desktop application for shredding (destroying) unwanted files beyond recovery.

    Free Windows

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    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...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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    Context-Shredder

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    Open Source Windows

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    Freemium Windows

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    O&O SafeErase

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    Commercial Windows

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    Stellar File Wipe

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    east-tec Eraser

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Hardwipe Comments

Recycle Bin Context Menu

Positive Comment by snakyjake3
about Hardwipe Nov 2014

My preference is to send file to the Windows Recycle Bin, and later have them destroyed. Therefore I like having the Recycle Bin context menu.

But I wish:

A) A scheduler.
B) I don't need the "standalone" interface.
C) None of the other stuff...just the Recycle Bin features.

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