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    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 best Windows alternative is ABAN, which is both free and Open Source. 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 Permadelete (Free, Open Source), WipeFile (Free), SDelete (Free) and Zer0 (Free).

    This page was last updated Oct 28, 2021
    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    Dariks Boot and Nuke ("DBAN") is a self-contained boot disk that securely wipes the hard disks of most computers.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      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 doesn't care what OS is on the machine (or if there is any OS at all).
      ABAN vs Darik's Boot and Nuke opinions
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      free, standalone bootable tool, no additional os required
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

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      Standalone tool for full disk wiping. Since it does not have fancy graphical UI, not recommended for newbies.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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    1. Permadelete is a free and open source file shredder, it deletes your files beyond recovery. It's made to be beautiful and easy to use and yet powerful.
      Permadelete vs Darik's Boot and Nuke opinions
      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.
      DBAN does not require Windows OS or any operating system, as it has it's own self-contained Linux environment.
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

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    2. WipeFile erases files and folders secure and fast.
      WipeFile vs Darik's Boot and Nuke opinions
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      This does not wipe drives securely independent of OS
      Negative comment almost 2 years ago

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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      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.
      SDelete vs Darik's Boot and Nuke opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      SDelete is a program that runs within Windows, DBAN is a standalone bootable utility
      Negative comment about 3 years ago

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      it is not a standalone bootable tool, it requires an OS to run
      Negative comment almost 2 years ago

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      • 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.


      • 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.
    3. Active@ Kill Disk is disk eraser software for secure formatting of hard drives without any possibility of following data recovery.
      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.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      File Shredder is a FREE and powerful application to shred and permanently remove unwanted files from your computer.

      Discontinued

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

    4. Do you have the need to destroy and shred your most secretive, sensitive, or private files without a trace?...
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      BCWipe data wiping software enables you to permanently delete files selectively so that they can never be recovered or undeleted.
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