Darik's Boot and Nuke Alternatives for Windows

    There are many alternatives to Darik's Boot and Nuke for Windows and since it's discontinued a lot of people are looking for a replacement. The most popular Windows alternative is Small DiskGenius iconDiskGenius, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Darik's Boot and Nuke and many of them are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to Darik's Boot and Nuke are Small Permadelete iconPermadelete (Free, Open Source), Small WipeFile iconWipeFile (Free), ABAN (Free, Open Source) and SDelete (Free).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Jan 24, 2020

    • DiskGenius, previously PartitionGuru, is full-featured partition manager, which is designed to optimize disk usage for Windows users.Feature: View 188 alternatives to DiskGenius
      This alternative is disputed. DiskGenius is still a legitimate alternative to Darik's Boot and Nuke, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Windows
      DiskGenius vs Darik's Boot and Nuke
      pros, cons and recent comments
      DBAN is a whole drive secure wiping tool not a disk management tool
      Negative comment 11 months ago

      This is a disk management utility that does not mention wiping a disk securely
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

      DBAN doesn't require an operating system like windows because it is designed to wipe drives.
      Negative comment about 2 years ago

    • Permadelete is an easy-to-use and beautiful app for windows that can delete files and folders permanently. View 47 alternatives to Permadelete
      This alternative is disputed. Permadelete is still a legitimate alternative to Darik's Boot and Nuke, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      Permadelete vs Darik's Boot and Nuke
      pros, cons and recent comments
      DBAN does not require Windows OS or any operating system, as it has it's own self-contained Linux environment.
      Negative comment over 2 years ago



    • 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. View 33 alternatives to WipeFile
      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      WipeFile vs Darik's Boot and Nuke
      pros, cons and recent comments
      This does not wipe drives securely independent of OS
      Negative comment 11 months ago

    • 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. View 2 alternatives to ABAN
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      ABAN vs Darik's Boot and Nuke
      pros, cons and recent comments
      free, standalone bootable tool, no additional os required
      Positive comment 10 months ago

      Standalone tool for full disk wiping. Since it does not have fancy graphical UI, not recommended for newbies.
      Positive comment 8 months ago

    • 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. View 49 alternatives to SDelete
      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      SDelete vs Darik's Boot and Nuke
      pros, cons and recent comments
      SDelete is a program that runs within Windows, DBAN is a standalone bootable utility
      Negative comment about 2 years ago

      it is not a standalone bootable tool, it requires an OS to run
      Negative comment 10 months ago



    • File Shredder is free desktop application for shredding (destroying) unwanted files beyond recovery. View 38 alternatives to File Shredder

      Discontinued

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

      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
    • 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. View 36 alternatives to Zer0
      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
    • 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!. View 56 alternatives to HDShredder
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Windows
    • 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. View 33 alternatives to Hardwipe
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Windows
    • Active@ Kill Disk is disk eraser software for secure formatting of hard drives without any possibility of following data recovery. View 39 alternatives to Active@ KillDisk
      This alternative is disputed. Active@ KillDisk is still a legitimate alternative to Darik's Boot and Nuke, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
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