How to Permanently Delete Word/Excel Files?

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Ava

updated on 2020-01-05 to Data Erasure

If your Word/Excel files contain very important or private information, you’d better permanently shred all of them before you sell or donate your computer, hard drive, etc. Make sure there is no potential chance for deleted/lost Word/Excel file recovery. However, most of MS Office users don’t know how to permanently delete Word/Excel files.

Don’t worry. In this article, we will introduce a powerful yet easy-to-use data erasure tool to help you shred Word/Excel files to prevent data recovery.

how to permanently delete Word/Excel files

Download Word/Excel file shredder

TS DataWiper is a famous file shredder software. It can help you securely shred files from computer, HDD/SSD, memory card, USB flash drive, etc. If you want to permanently delete Word/Excel files, this file shredder is your best choice.

Flexible options to shred Word/Excel files

This file shredder is able to help you permanently shred Word/Excel files. Once the Word/Excel files are erased by TS DataWiper, no data recovery software can recover them because they are gone forever. It offers three modes to help you shred Word/Excel or other files on PC/Mac/External Storage Device.

1. Shred Word/Excel files permanently.

This is the good option for you to shred targeted Word/Excel files. Just add Word/Excel files to the erasure list.

Then click on Erase Now button to permanently erase all the selected Word/Excel files/folders. Once the process gets finished, all the Word/Excel files will be erased permanently.

how to permanently delete Word/Excel files

2. Wipe all Word/Excel files by 1-click.

This mode will help you wipe an entire hard drive to permanently erase all files including Word/Excel files in this hard drive. Just choose the hard drive and click on Erase Now button.

how to permanently delete Word/Excel files

3. Erase deleted Word/Excel files.

If you only want to permanently erase already deleted Word/Excel files, you can try this mode. It will erase the free disk space of your hard drive to permanently erase all deleted data on the hard drive.

how to permanently delete Word/Excel files

Once the Word/Excel files are erased by TS DataWiper, the lost Word/Excel files can’t be recovered by any data recovery method. So, please backup your important Word/Excel files to another location before you erase them with TS DataWiper.

TS DataWiper offers certified data erasure standards to securely and permanently erase data. The erasure standards are HMG Infosec Standard 5, Baseline; DOD 5220.22-M; U.S. Army AR380-19; Peter Gutmann's algorithm. It will not cause any damage to your hard drive or device.

If you want to permanently delete Word/Excel files, you can download it:

It is strongly recommended to permanently shred sensitive Word/Excel files before you sell or donate your device. Don’t let your sensitive data fall into the wrong hands.