WipeDisk v1.3

webfork on 14 Sep 2017
  • 842KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 Apr 2014
  • Suggested by Gaijin

WipeDisk is a tool for secure wiping of hard disks (both logical and physical), USB memory sticks and floppy disks to prevent file recovery. By default, the program will wipe a disk and all it's content, but the program includes a "Free Space" wipe, which includes deleted but recoverable files.

Although the "Low 1x" setting should be sufficient for most security needs, it supports 14 wiping methods for very high security, including US Navy, Airforce, DoD and NATO standards. Higher settings are slower.

The developer also makes a program for individual files WipeFile.

Note: No longer listed on the author's website -- linking to Softpedia.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the RAR package and extract using a program like PeaExtractor to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch WipeDisk.exe
  3. If the program doesn't default to English, select Extras from the menu and choose Sprache / Language - English

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
Similar/alternative apps: WipeFile
What's new? See German change-log here.

16 comments on WipeDisk  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

Mark 2007-09-20 17:11

Does this app completely wipe HD files or just unused space on HD?

francis 2007-09-23 01:52

It wipes the complete medium! For "free-space-only" use Eraser 5.84 (freeware but not portable)

francis 2007-09-23 01:55

....Eraser 5.83r2: freeware AND portable :-)

r 2008-04-26 10:23

do not confuse this with WipeFile, the author's other app for securely wiping files:

Wipefile's website:
http://64.233.179.104/translate_c?hl=de&langpair=de%7Cen&u=http://www.gaijin.at/dlwipefile.php

TPFC page:
http://portablefreeware.com/?id=1167

Alex 2008-06-06 13:48

Can I use this tool to erase/format my HardDrive as if it was a boot disk? Does it load after the BIOS screen so I can delete everything without loading Windows?

Webfork 2008-06-12 17:30

Much prefer Cybershredder (http://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=202) for simplicity and how it handles overwriting filenames.

Alex: no it doesn't. The closest thing to what you describe is at dban.sourceforge.net.

Luis 2008-11-04 19:20

Wow.. I have been trying to reinstall XP and I couldn't delete the partition. getting errors that set up files were in the partition i wanted to delete.. Finally, after a lot of researching I stumbled across this free software.. Thanks for helping me see the way... WIPE DISK worked like a charm.. installing XP Pro as I type...

callen 2009-02-03 04:08

Does not work on SATA drive

Joe 2009-03-10 01:50

Yes it does, Im wiping a SATA 60gb Laptop Drive as i speak... check your sata drivers maybe?

don 2009-10-14 08:36

Can it wipe the drive C:\ if I have started windows from C:\ and I run your tool from there?

jxf011 2009-12-14 15:00

I'm sure WipeDisk is a fine program but "fancy" multi-pass erasing tools are not necessary. Data can not be recovered from a single over write so just do 1 pass of Pseudorandom Data using Portable Eraser. Check these great articles:
http://www.anti-forensics.com/disk-wiping-one-pass-is-enough
and
http://www.anti-forensics.com/disk-wiping-one-pass-is-enough-part-2-this-time-with-screenshots

guillermo 2010-02-26 22:42

Great tool. Used it to wipe a usb drive that had a iso image of chromeOS in another partition and worked like a charm.

Michael0001 2010-09-23 02:08

can you specify the wipe string...you know just in case some one uses a low level disk editor to read the disk...just a little message for those folks?

Dave 2010-11-16 20:57

Can it be run from a bootable USB Flash Drive

Mixture 2017-08-28 16:02

The software is no longer available at its website. I had to go to Download.com to acquire Wipedisk.

v1.3

webfork 2017-09-05 02:28

@Mixture: Yes, that's why we're linking to Softpedia.

v1.3

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