About permanently deleting files?
In general, when your hard disk gets low disk space
warning message, you will choose to delete some unused files or
applications to free space. But, do the files be deleted permanently?
In fact, this operation cannot delete files forever. Because every file has its
structure, including directory and blocks. When you delete files, you just remove
the directory of it. If you want to permanently delete files from hard drive, you
need to add new items to your hard drive and overwrite the deleted files.
When do you want to permanently erase files
1. Some files on the hard drive containviruses.
Viruses are everywhere. And you cannot make sure your hard drive will be safe
forever. Thus, once your files on the hard drive are infected with viruses, you need
to remove the files in order not to affect the entire hard drive.
2. Erasing the sensitive data on the hard drive before selling
Usually, after you use the computer for a period of time, you may meet various
problems like low disk space problem. Thus, some users may want to sell the old
computer or buy a new computer . However, the old computer contains sensitive
information (eg: bank account information ) and users do not want anyone else to
To fix this problem, you are supposed to permanently delete these files from hard
How to permanently delete files from hard drive?
Free partition manager: AOMEI Partition Assistant
AOMEI Partition Assistant is a free software, which devotes to partition management.
With this software, you can permanently remove files from hard drive without
effort. All the steps are easy to learn, even for a beginner.
And you can enjoy more useful features in this software, including Convert GPT to MBR, Merge Partitions, Migrate OS to SSD, etc.
Also, this software can solve dozens of problem like dynamic disk invalid, Diskpart list volume there are no volumes, etc.
Detailed steps to permanently delete files from hard drive on Windows
Step 1. Download AOMEI Partition
Assistant Standard, install and enjoy it.
Step 2. In the main page, click the disk you want to wipe and
select Wipe Hard Drive.
Step 3. If you ensure you want to permanently erase files from
the hard drive, click OK to continue the next operation.
Step 4. In this window, you can preview the final result and click
Step 5. To start the operating, just click Proceed.
Step 6. This is the last step. You just need to wait and click OK
after all the operations end.
Notice: When you want to leave a period of time, It's a great option for you to
tick the checkbox before “Shut down the computer after completing all
operations” at the bottom of the window. In this way, you can
leave there anytime you have something else to do.
Secure erase SSD with AOMEI Partition Assistant
If you want to permanently delete files from SSD, you cannot do as the way wiping an
HDD. SSD is different from HDD. It has a limited number of writes. If you use the
regular processes to clean SSD, it will actually leave data behind, and it may
degrade the SSD's lifespan.
For this consideration, AOMEI Partition Assistant provides a useful function Secure Erase SSD Wizard, Which can secure
erase data on SSD. You can follow the Secure Erase SSD Wizard at the left pane of
the main interface.
AOMEI Partition Assistant can be a great choice if you want to permanently delete
files from hard drive. And, you still can permanently remove files from SSD. All the
operations can be finished in merely a few steps.
And this software offers you more advanced features, including Move Partition, Disk
Copy Wizard, Delete all partition, etc.
And it can solve many problems Windows does not, containing extend
volume is disabled, mark partition as active greyed out, the selected
disk of the GPT partition style, etc.