Read an in-depth analysis in our professional review for Simple File Shredder
Simple File Shredder is, as its name suggests, an application that deals with securely and permanently deleting files. Bear in mind that no recovery solution can restore your files after deletion.
Did you know that when you empty the Recycle Bin, the files are not actually permanently deleted? Not even when you format a drive. In most scenarios, this is a good thing because you always have the possibility of recovering them, but it's not so good if someone can do the same thing on your computer.
If another person tries a recovery application, they could easily get ahold of your most private information you wished to completely remove from your system. In this case, you need an application like Simple File Shredder.
The software doesn't require any installation, so you simply have to run the executable file. It also means that it's portable, so feel free to store it on a USB flash drive and use it anywhere.
The interface is very simple, yet intuitive. Files and folder can be added via drag and drop or using the dedicated menu. You can also use it to shred system files, such as browser history and cookies or the free space on your drives. In addition, you can password-protect Simple File Shredder, in order to prevent any unauthorized use.
Before choosing to shred unnecessary browser and system files, you have to configure Simple File Shredder to do so (after which you have to restart the software). Scanning for these files is carried out in no time, and at the simple push of the "Shred Now" button, all those files are permanently removed (and this time, for good).
In conclusion, Simple File Shredder makes it easy to gain free space, but it can also be used to make data unrecoverable. Its simplicity, combine with its efficiency are the two main qualities that recommend it.