Why need to empty Recycle Bin and
delete all files from System Volume Information folder
This article explains, why it is necessary to clear Recycle Bin
and System Volume Information folder before wiping free space.
Recycle Bin and System Volume Information folder was designed to
make it possible to recover accidentally deleted files. To make it
impossible to recover files, one should delete files from these
folders. Shred Agent will suggest to do so before wiping free space.
Clear Recycle Bin
Before wiping free space space it's necessary to empty Recycle Bin.
Actually, Recycle Bin in Windows is a special folder, when you move file
into Recycle Bin they are not deleted, but moved to this folder.
So, files, located in Recycle Bin are not actually deleted, and the hard
disk space is occupied by these files and cannot be wiped.
need Recycle Bin? To recover files if they were accidentally deleted.
Why you need to
empty Recycle Bin? To make it possible to wipe free space, occupied by these
If Shred Agent
will wipe files from Recycle Bin? Yes, when you empty Recycle Bin a simple
deletion operation is initialized, so Shred Agent will wipe these files. You
can see this in a log file.
Agent empty Recycle Bin? Yes, if you'd like to. Please, see Tools > Options
System Volume Information
you will empty Recycle Bin copies of files will be moved to a special
"System Volume Information" folder. Windows does this to restore system if
some problem will occur. To make deleted files irrecoverable you should
delete files from this folder. Before wiping free space Shred Agent will ask
you for a confirmation, if it should delete files from System Volume
Information folder or not.
it and Buy it
You can try
Shred Agent for free. 30-days fully-functional version of Shred Agent is available
for download. Before downloading, please, pay
attention to System requirements. If you find Shred Agent useful, then you
can purchase a license. Please, visit ordering
page for more information. Need more information? Browse from the
product home page.