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How to erase data from flash drive?

Flash drives have become very popular and really very handy in storing different files types of various sizes. Flash Drive can store backups, music, personal documents, images, portable applications and more. It can even store your confidential or private business data. If you don’t want to disclose your privacy to anyone, which is stored on your flash drive, then how will you do it? You will erase all your files from flash drive after the use. Do you think it will prevent data from recovery? Obviously not!! If you’re stuck in such scenarios and you want to erase files forever, which are very private and confidential to you, then you should use flash drive eraser which can even permanently delete all files from flash drive.

If you simply format/re-format the flash drive or pen drive by assuming that all the files stored in it will delete forever then you are quite wrong. Formatting of the disk is just done in order to make the storage space ready or free the memory to be used again. Deleting the files by using "Shift + Delete" keys also can’t delete them from the flash drive permanently. All these data removal processes just make the files inaccessible to the user but they are still present in flash drive. They can be retrieved and accessed back by anyone using data recovery software unless and until they are overwritten by some new files. In such case you have to use an efficient flash drive eraser like Free File Eraser tool to erase data permanently from USB flash drive so that any data recovery software will not be able to recover data back at any condition. This free tool allows you to shred pictures, files, videos permanently from any storage drive at your fingertips.

Once the files are overwritten, they cannot be recovered by any data recovery software. This concept has been used by Free File Eraser tool to erase data beyond recovery. It can erase documents permanently by carefully overwriting all the sensitive contents of the data with some junk or garbage value for at least three times so that they cannot be recovered ever by any data recovery tool. This flash drive eraser uses 9 different sanitization methods which are most reviewed and prescribed by Department of Defense and other Govt Agencies and it is being internationally accepted. It can erase the sensitive and highly confidential files from the logical as well as physical drives. Flash drive eraser tool can permanently delete data from Windows 8 and other major versions of Windows OS. You can even delete deleted files forever from different types of hard disks like SATA, SCSI and IDE by using this application. Additionally, you can wipe USB drive, external hard drive data, memory card with this tool. Moreover, you can get more information about how to erase data by reading user manual of this tool.

The nine different file shredding patterns used by flash drive eraser tool are:

  • Fast Zero Overwrite
  • Random Overwrite
  • US Navy, NAVSO P-5239-26 – RLL
  • US Department of Defense (DOD 5220.22-M)
  • DOD Standard 5220.28 STD
  • North Atlantic Treaty Organization - NATO standard
  • Peter Gutmann Secure Deletion
  • German:VSITR
  • US Department of Defense (DoD 5220.22-M) + Gutmann Method

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Steps to erase data from flash drive:

Step 1: Launch Free File Eraser tool on your computer and you will see the welcome window as shown in Fig A.

Flash Drive Eraser - Welcome Window

Fig A: Welcome Window

Step 2: Select files to be shredded as shown in fig B.

Flash Drive Wipe - Choose Files

Fig B: Choose Files

Step 3: Select the shredding method as shown in fig C.

Erase Flash Drive - Shredding method

Fig C: Shredding method

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