WipeFile v2.4 Updated

billon on 28 Aug 2017
  • 907KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 19 Aug 2017
  • Suggested by AlephX

WipeFile is a secure file and folder deletion utility, overwriting data to prevent later recovery. Although most users will only require a standard 1-pass wipe, the program supports 14 different wipe methods, including high-security military standards. Higher security settings involve overwriting the data multiple times, which is dramatically slower.

For full drive wiping, the developer makes available an also portable WipeDisk program.

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System Requirements: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application Folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the 7z package and extract (using a program like PeaExtractor) to a folder of your choice. Launch WipeFile.exe.

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

13 comments on WipeFile  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

robert 2007-02-14 10:35

nevermind I found the site. Anyone know if this scrambles filename and directory names also?

a 2007-02-14 16:44
Patrick 2008-01-06 08:32

If you have to load ddl's onto the host machine every time you want to use it, it isn't truly portable.

Simon 2008-05-27 15:28

Patrick, a lot of software have certain dependencies that are inherent of the language they have been coded in, fortunately the 2 dll's stated above are extremely common on even moderately used windows systems, I've seen attribute changers weighing in at 40KB requiring 15MB's of exotic, registry cluttering support files, now that's bloatware, this isn't.

Chris 2008-05-30 08:28

As of v2.0, some features are now only available in the new Pro version.

Chris 2009-09-19 14:28

Note that the context menu entry for WipeFile does not seem to work. It enables a 'wipefile' into the right click menu ok, but you expect that when you highlight a file or folder and use that option, WipeFile will open and erase what you have selected (like CyberShredder does). WipeFile opens, but you then have to drag the file/folder into the window manually and start the erase.

pradipbd 2013-05-12 08:09

If I delete any file or folder by WipeFile. How can I get it later?

v2.3

joby_toss 2013-05-12 08:15

You can't.

v2.3

guinness 2013-05-12 18:36

Clue is pretty much in the name.

v2.3

mondou 2013-07-28 09:56

This utility has simple and nice interface but I found a bug: it can't delete a file with asian name (eg: japanese). I got warning message: "Not all files / directories have been removed."

v2.3

Ganamyde 2013-09-23 13:27

Your right, it doesn't seem to support Unicode.
Sucks :/

v2.3

mik.y 2014-02-17 09:30

Yeah, unicode support must be one of the first features in such a app:/

v2.3

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