Data Destroyer

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You can permanently delete files and folders from your computer by overwriting your data several times, in order to prevent any form of recovery

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Data Destroyer is a software tool whose purpose is to help individuals purge information from your hard drive and overwrite, so as to make recovery impossible.

Simple-to-use environment

The installation process is a piece of cake and does not last long, while the UI you come in contact with can only be described as being simple. It is only comprised of several buttons and a few instructions or information.

As a result, it can be used with great ease by anybody, including beginners and more experienced people. Moreover, it contains Help contents that you can consult at any point, so as to be sure you understand everything you need to.

Select items and purge method, and remove all sensitive information

This software utility enables you to select, with a built-in file browser the items you are interested in purging from your hard drive, be they several or just one document, as well as an entire directory. You can also delete only files that have been created before a specified date and choose one of the three types of purges (random bytes plus zeroes, alternate bit patterns plus zeroes, alternate bit patterns plus random bytes twice).

Furthermore, you should know that it is possible to test the purge speed for each partition and drive, so that you can approximate more accurately how much this process will take. Reports regarding the completed process is going to be displayed in a new window, and you can copy the information to the Clipboard.

All configurations can be saved to for the next run, or to the computer, as an operation file, in a DDS extension, so that you can use it at a later date.


To wrap it up, Data Destroyer proves to be an efficient piece of software, which can be used when, for example, you are interested in selling your old hard drive, so as to remove once and for all the data it contains. The response time is good, it is fairly friendly to your system’s performance and the interface is suitable to all users.

Data Destroyer was reviewed by Madalina Boboc
Last updated on May 22nd, 2015
Data Destroyer - You can delete one or more files and folders from a specific location, for example a sub-folderData Destroyer - You can choose to destroy the files that were created before a certain month, day and yearData Destroyer - The Purge confirmation window allows you to select the type of files that will be deleted, be it read-only or system filesData Destroyer - You can choose the type of purge, for example random bytes plus zeroes, and the number of times the process will be repeatedData Destroyer - You can load, save, clear and restore a data purge plan from the Setup menu