How To Permanently Delete Files Off Your Hard Drive [Infographic]

Deleting sensitive files from your computer is easier said than done. Even if you remember to regularly empty your recycling bin, remnants of the offending files will still be lurking on your hard drive. This infographic breaks down all the ways to ensure absolutely nothing can be recovered.

The infographic below was compiled by StudyWeb from a range of online sources. It covers both PC and Mac as well as SSDs. There are also detailed instructions for a range of tried-and-trusted file shredding apps. The advice is chiefly centered on the effective deletion of individual files. If you’re looking to wipe an entire hard drive, check out our complete guide.


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