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App Specs
File size:
668.89 KB
March 14, 2011
January 9, 2013

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Want to securely delete sensitive documents or quickly erase large files to free up space from your Mac, USB device, or another external drive, without having to empty your entire Trash? FileShredder provides a simple solution for shredding anything right away from your computer.

  • Right-click (secondary click) on any file or folder and select "Shred" or "Secure Shred" to delete the item(s) immediately. No app launching is required! (Start the app at least once to enable.)
  • Or, drag-and-drop files to the application icon on the dock. Configure in Preferences whether to delete securely or not.
  • A counter on the dock icon indicates the number of items remaining for deletion; a sound can optionally be played when done.
  • Choose in Preferences one of three algorithms for secure deletion: 1 pass (fastest), 7 DoD-compliant passes, or 35 pass Gutmann deletion (safest).
  • Press ⌘Q to abort further deletion.

    Note: Please do not use the drag-and-drop method for deleting aliases and symbolic links. The operating system will instruct the app to delete the original files rather than the aliases or links.

  • What's New
  • Added a counter to the dock icon indicating the number of items remaining for deletion.
  • A few bug fixes including an error when deleting more than several thousand items at a time.

  • FileShredder (voidtech.fileshredder) is a Mac software application that has been discovered and submitted by users of

    Operating System: Mac

    Default Install Path: /Applications/

    Minimum OS version: 10.6

    Copyright: Copyright (c) 2011 VoidTech Inc. All Rights Reserved.