When we are filing income tax, some of the files of private nature are left over after the filing is all done and taken care of. These files of the sensitive nature should be destroyed because if fallen in the wrong hands, they can be misused and abused. This is why we usually find the paper shredder machines in a certified accountants office.
Just like the paper files, we have to shred the electronic files of the private nature containing the sensitive information on our computer too. For shredding files on a Windows PC, we can use a program like iSunshare File Deletion Genius. This program can shred files, i.e., delete files in such a way that they can never be recovered.
iSunshare File Deletion Genius has an easy-to-use interface. We have many functions available from its window – encryption related tools, file shredder and making file hidden. For shredding the files, we can pick the function Shred Files. This will show you a window where we can add files to be shredded and we can proceed to irrecoverably delete them.
iSunshare File Deletion Genius uses a number of iterations to overwrite the selected files with random data. There are two modes available – slow mode and fast mode. The slow mode overwrites the files more than the slow mode. The shredded files can not be recovered using any publicly known methods.
The same software can be used to make files hidden and read-only. It does this by changing the file attributes. We have to select the target files first and then we can choose the attributes to be set – read-only and hidden. Using the same feature we can unset these attributes.
iSunshare File Deletion Genius works on all versions of Windows starting from Windows XP to Windows 11.
You can download iSunshare File Deletion Genius from https://www.isunshare.com/file-deletion-genius/.