Alternatives to Darik's Boot and Nuke for all platforms with any license

  • DiskGenius

    DiskGenius, previously PartitionGuru, is full-featured partition manager, which is designed to optimize disk usage for Windows users. Feature: #- Data and Partitions...

    • DBAN is a whole drive secure wiping tool not a disk management tool Guest • Jul 2020 • 5 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • This is a disk management utility that does not mention wiping a disk securely Guest • Feb 2020 • 5 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • DBAN doesn't require an operating system like windows because it is designed to wipe drives. Guest • Feb 2019 • 7 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Freemium $ $ $ Windows

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  • 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.

    • it is not a standalone bootable tool, it requires an OS to run Guest • Jul 2020 • 0 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • SDelete is a program that runs within Windows, DBAN is a standalone bootable utility Guest • Feb 2019 • 6 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Windows

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  • ABAN

    ABAN is a boot CD/USB stick for easily and securely wiping all the disks in a machine. Boot disks are available for both 32-bit and 64-bit machines. As a boot disk, it...

    • Standalone tool for full disk wiping. Since it does not have fancy graphical UI, not recommended for newbies. Guest • Sep 2020 Disagree   Agree
    • free, standalone bootable tool, no additional os required Guest • Jul 2020 Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • 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...

    • it is not a standalone bootable tool, it requires an OS to run Guest • Jul 2020 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Doesn't Wipe Drives Securely and requires an installed OS. DBAN is OS independent boot utility, and thus its name. Guest • Jul 2020 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It deletes any file including ones from the trash. Even files that the OS is identifying as in use (when they are not) are wiped entirely with this software. The only reason I refrained from voting it as the best DBan alternative is that I don't know how it will behave with extremely large files, example, a full external Terabyte sized hard drive. Guest • Jan 2020 Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac

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  • File Shredder

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

    • Discontinued
      The program is no longer updated. Last version, 2.50, released in 2012, can be still downloaded from the official website.

    Free Windows

    No features added Add a feature

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  • 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. ...

    Free Windows

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