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How to Erase Files Permanently from USB Flash Drive

USB Flash drives have become really very handy in storing different files of various sizes. USB Flash Drive can store backups, personal documents, music, pictures, portable applications and more. We can use USB flash drive to store lots of important information and programs. It can even store your confidential or business data. If you don’t want to disclose your confidential or business data to anyone, which is stored on your USB flash drive, then how will you erase all your files from USB flash drive? If you’re stuck in such scenarios and you want to erase files  forever, which are very confidential to you, then you should use relevant file eraser utility which can even permanently delete all files from USB flash drive.

If you are simply formatting / re-formatting the USB drive or pen drive by assuming that all the files stored in it are gone forever then you’re quite wrong. Formatting process is just done in order to make the storage space ready to be used again. Deleting the files using shift + delete keys can’t delete them from the USB flash drive permanently. All these file removal processes just make the files inaccessible to the you but they are still present in pen drive. They can be undelete and accessed back by anyone using file recovery software unless and until they are overwritten with some new files. In such case you have to use delete forever tool to erase files permanently from USB flash drive so that any recovery software will not able to restore data back at any condition and it also allows you to shred videos permanently from memory card at your fingertips.

Once the files are overwritten, they can’t be recovered by any file restoration utility. This concept has been used by delete forever software to erase data beyond recovery. It deletes all the files forever by carefully overwriting all the sensitive contents of the files with some garbage value for at least three times so that they can’t be retrieved ever by any file recovery application. This tool can also pernamently erase browser history from your system. This software uses 9 different sanitization methods which are highly reviewed and prescribed by US Navy, Department of Defence and other Govt Agencies and being internationally accepted. It can erase the sensitive and confidential files from the logical as well as physical drives. Additionaly, you can erase external hard drive data or USB drive files with this tool. The nine different file shredding techniques which are being followed by this software are fast zero Overwrite, Random Overwrite, US DoD (DoD 5220.22-M), DOD Standard 5220.28 STD, US Navy, NAVSOP-5239-26_RLL, NATO standard, German VSITR-US Department of Defense (DoD 5220.22-M, Peter Guttmann secure deletion, DOD Standard 5220.28 STD and US Department of Defense (DoD 5220.22-M) +Guttmann method. You can even delete deleted files forever from different types of hard drives like SATA, SCSI and IDE by using this application.

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Steps to delete forever USB flash drive files:

Step 1: Download and install demo version of delete forever software and then it in your system. A list of validated logical as well as physical drives will be displayed after the successful launching of the software.Select the physical drive if you want to wipe the complete hard disk otherwise select any logical drive from the list to completely wipe that logical drive and then click on “Next” button to continue as shown in Figure 1 below:

Delete Forever Hard Disk Data - Main Welcome Screen

Figure 1: Main Welcome screen after successful launching

Step 2: In the next Windows you’ll fine different shredding pattern. Select the suitable shredding option and then click on “Next” button to proceed as shown in Figure 2 below:

Delete Forever Hard Disk Data - Select appropriate shredding Pattern

Figure 2: Select appropriate shredding Pattern

Step 3: Now, you need to confirm the wiping process. Click on “OK” button to wiping process of selected hard disk. As soon as you confirm the wiping process you'll find a Window showing the wiping process in progress as shown in Fig 3 below:

Delete Forever Hard Disk Data - The Shredding Progress

Figure 3: The wiping process in progress

Step 4: Upon successful completion of the wiping process a pop up message will be displayed on the Windows screen.


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