Wiping Files

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Attention! Once wiped, a file cannot be restored! No Windows or third-party data recovery utility can do this!

Wiping a Single File

You do not have to start R-Wipe&Clean to wipe and delete a single file. You may do this from Windows Explorer. Make sure that you have the Wipe files and folders directly from the shortcut menu check box selected on the Integration tab.

To wipe a file,

Right-click the file in Windows Explorer and select Delete and Wipe! on the shortcut menu.

The Confirm deleting and wiping dialog box will appear.

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Confirm deleting and wiping dialog box

Click the Yes button, and R-Wipe&Clean will wipe the file with default wiping settings.

If you want to change the wiping settings for this file, click the Options button on the Confirm deleting and wiping dialog box. You may also set the new settings as default.

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Confirm deleting and wiping dialog box (Options are enabled)

Wiping Several Files at Once

If you want to delete and wipe several files at once, go to the Wipe Lists section for details.

Wiping Recycle Bin

You do not have to start R-Wipe&Clean to wipe the content of Recycle Bin. Make sure that the Wipe Recycle Bin from the shortcut menu option on the Integration tab is selected.

To wipe the content of Recycle Bin,

Right-click the Recycle Bin and select Wipe and Empty! on the shortcut menu.

The Confirm deleting and wiping dialog box will appear.

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Confirm deleting and wiping dialog box

Click the Yes button, and R-Wipe&Clean will wipe the Recycle Bin with default wiping settings.

If you want to change the wiping settings for the Recycle Bin, click the Options button on the Confirm deleting and wiping dialog box. You may also set the new settings as default.

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Confirm deleting and wiping dialog box (Options are enabled)

You may also delete the content of the Recycle Bin on the System panel. Go to the Cleaning System section for details.

You may also wipe system's swap files. Go to the Cleaning System section for details.

Default file wiping settings may be specifically set on the Disks and Files tab of the Settings panel.

 

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