How to Really, Really Delete a File

by Barbara J. Feldman on October 7, 2008

Despite a common misconception that deleting a computer file (and emptying the Recycle Bin) will completely remove a file from a personal computer, it’s just not true. All the delete button really does is remove the file from the directory listing. But for those times when really, really deleting a file is important, there are a number of software tools that will do the job. Sdelete is one such utility. Nakodari recommends three others at Quick Online Tips .

More tips like this one in Microsoft and Windows



The Unfun Parent: Internet safety for you and your kids
The Unfun Parent: Internet safety for you and your kids
by Ian Lurie
(Kindle Edition)
A Parent s Guide to Ensuring Your Children Are Safe Online: Protect Yourself, Protect Your Children
A Parent's Guide to Ensuring Your Children Are Safe Online: Protect Yourself,...
by Gary McKraken
(Kindle Edition)
Growing Up Online: A Must Have Guide for Parents, Teachers, and Kids
Growing Up Online: A Must Have Guide for Parents, Teachers, and Kids
by NBC News
(Kindle Edition)

Cite This Page

Feldman, Barbara. "How to Really, Really Delete a File." Surfnetkids. Feldman Publishing. 7 Oct. 2008. Web. 21 Nov. 2014. <http://www.surfnetkids.com/tech/329/how-to-really-really-delete-a-file/ >.