We all know that simply deleting files or folders from your computer can be easily recovered. Even with recycle bin emptied, they are still recoverable by many tools. One of the easiest ways to completely make the files or folders disappear is to use SystemInternals’ SDelete, a command-line utility that securely deletes a file or folder by overwrites the file with the same delete pattern.
While it’s cool to be a useful command-line utility, it’s not that convenient to use, especially when you need to use it a few times a day. It would be much useful and practical if I can just right-click the file and choose Secure Delete right from the context menu.
Guess what? SDelete Gui does exactly like that.
It’s an open-source tool that adds the SDelete option in the Windows context menu so that you can securely and permanently delete all selected files or folders using the SDelete command.
To start, download the SDelete-Gui.exe file from the open-source page, and execute it. The configuration window opens up after you pass the UAC prompt.
You can increase or decrease the number of overwrite passes you need to go through with each deletion. Clicking Enable adds the Secure Delete option to the context menu and clicking Disable to remove it.
And that’s all you need to get it set up. Now you can select a bunch of files or folders you want to delete, right-click on any of them and choose the Secure Delete option from the context menu.
Please do note that once you select the Secure Delete option, there is no way back. The selected files or folders will be gone forever. Because of that, a confirmation box would be nice to have to give you another thought before it’s too late.