Permanent Eraser – Delete Files Permanently on Mac


Permanent Eraser is the best free file shredder for Mac helps delete files permanently. Its powerful wiping technique can overwrite your files more than 35 times to make sure the deleted files no longer recoverable on MacOS X.

Here is an article to help our reader: Michael, who asked for Sdelete Gui alternative for Mac, and also for someone needs to secure delete files on Mac.

If you have already read “SDelete GUI – Keep Privacy Secure When Selling Your PC,” you must understand a simple deletion wouldn’t be meant your files were gone forever,  while the contents remain on the drive.

To delete files permanently on Mac, you can also rely on “Secure Empty Trash” that bundled with Mac OS 10.3, this function follows the U.S. DoD pattern of overwriting data 7 times; indeed, it’s also another secure deletion option.

Enable Empty Trash Securely on Mac

  1. Open the Finder and select Preferences.
  2. Tick the checkbox of Empty Trash Securely.

At next time when deleting files unwanted, you need to click and hold Trashcan icon and choose Empty Trash Securely. That’s all.

However, Apple removed Empty Trash Securely in OS X 10.11 El Capitan. Though, if you want to delete files forever on Later Macos X, you can use Permanent Eraser.


The advantages of Permanent Eraser

  • Using Gutmann Method which can overwrite files 35 times.
  • Shows the Real-time progress of erasing files.
  • Three methods to delete files permanently.
  • Works well on OS X 10.5 or later.
  • Finder Integration.

3 Methods to Use Permanent Eraser

  1. Double-click on the Permanent Eraser icon to erase the contents of the Trash.
  2. Drag the files unwanted and then drop onto the Permanent Eraser icon to delete these specific files.
  3. Drag rewritable optical discs, such as CD-RW or DVD-RW and then drop onto the Permanent Eraser icon to completely wipe the disc’s data.

If you seriously focus on your sensitive information and scare to expose to someone else, try Permanent Eraser to completely wipe your private data on the drive, especially when selling your PC to another, and so on.

Download Permanent Eraser

Edenwaidth | Latest Version: V2.8.0 on May 31, 2018

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