Simply deleting your files makes them no longer appear in your computer, but leaves them available with file recovery software. ZookaWare's file shredder ensures your files are permanently shredded beyond recovery!
How the file shredder works is by overwriting the data making it impossible to recover. Our detailed help guide on Overwrites is here.
ZookaWare's File Shredder Has 3 Overwrite Options
3 Overwrites > our recommendation for being the fastest and while there are more secure overwrite options, even the US Department of Defense uses a standard 3 overwrite shredder for their digital files!
7 Overwrites > this is more secure but slower
35 Overwrites > Probably more than anyone would ever need. But here at ZookaWare we like to over design our software!
Adding Files to File Shredder
There are two methods of adding files to file shredder.
You can right click on a file, folder, picture document or video and add it to the file shredder by selecting "Shred with ZookaWare"
Or you can open ZookaWare > Tools > File Shredder . By default the Search button is the only active button, simply click on it to search for files to shred.
After your files are added you'll want to select the number of overwrites. We go into detail about Overwrites here.
Remove A File
If you add a file you decide you don't want to shred simply click the file name in the top section of the file shredder screen and the Remove button will activate allowing you to remove a file from the list.
You can shred a single file, folder, document, video, picture or other digital media or shred multiple ones. Just add everything you want to shred to the list and click the Shred button.
If you are looking to shred an entire drive we recommend you use ZookaWare's Drive Shredder
Do you have any questions, suggestions or comments about ZookaWare's File Shredder? Let us know in the chat widget on the right side! We love feedback to continually improve ZookaWare!