On Thu, 9 Apr 2009 16:44:19 +0100, "Jim Hawkins" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Is there a good freeware or shareware file shredder than can cope with
>modern HDDs and USB flash drives ?
>I downloaded PC Optimizer Pro because it boasted a 'free' fileshredder, only
>to discover it only allowed you to shred 10 files! Unlees, of course, you
>paid for the whole caboodle.
Try Erase http://www.heidi.ie/node/6
Works with Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP (32/64),Vista (32/64),
Windows Server 2003 and DOS. It works with any drive including IDE,
SCSI and RAID, and CD-RW's.
Uses the Guttmann (Default), Pseudorandom Data and US DoD 5220-22.M
Erases Files and Folders.
Erases Files/Folders that were only previously 'deleted'.
Erases all hard drives using 'Darik's Boot and Nuke' method.
Erases Index.dat on Reboot
Erases Encrypted Files and Drives.
Erases FreeSpace on 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP and DOS.
Erases contents of the Recycle Bin.
Erases Compressed Files and Drives.
Erases Network Files, Floppy Disks, CD-RW, DVD-RAM, DVD-RW.
Erases Windows Temporary Files.
Erases Internet Cookies.
Erases Paging (swap) file.
Erases Internet Cache.
Appears as an 'Erase' option on the Context Menu of Windows Explorer
and Recycle Bin.
Comes with an Eraser Scheduler that allows you to create user-defined
Defeats File Recovery software applications Hardware tools.
Supports FAT32 and NTFS Files Systems.
Eraser is easy to use and comes with a dedicated support network.