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Disk Wipe Alternatives

Disk Wipe is described as '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 possibility to recover the data back' and is an app in the security & privacy category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Disk Wipe for Windows, Mac, Linux, PortableApps.com and Apple TV. The best alternative is Eraser, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Disk Wipe are DiskGenius, Darik's Boot and Nuke, Permadelete and Alternate File Shredder.

Disk Wipe alternatives are mainly File Shredders but may also be Partition Managers or File Recovery Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Disk Wipe.
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  • FreeProprietary
  • Windows

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  1. Eraser icon

    Eraser

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • PortableApps.com

    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.

    ⚫︎ PortableEraser can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    DiskGenius

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows
    • Apple TV

    DiskGenius, previously PartitionGuru, is full-featured partition manager, which is designed to optimize disk usage for Windows users.

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    Darik's Boot and Nuke

    • 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.

    ⚫︎ PortableDarik's Boot and Nuke can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Discontinued

    DBAN was last updated in June 2015 and does not support SSDs (SATA Secure Erase). The official website is now pushing users to use Blancco Drive Eraser, a commercial drive wiping tool.

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    Permadelete

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    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.

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    Alternate File Shredder

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    This program offers the possibility to finally delete files and/or folders (no recovery possible). The program also can overwrite the free space on a drive, which means, that already deleted files cannot be restored, too.

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    Active@ KillDisk

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows

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

    ⚫︎ PortableActive@ KillDisk can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  7. SDelete

    • 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.

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    Zer0

    • 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.

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    File Shredder

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    File Shredder is a FREE and powerful application to shred and permanently remove unwanted files from your computer.

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    Discontinued

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

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    BCWipe

    • 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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