Easily and Permanently Erase All Data before Selling A Laptop



updated on 2020-01-12 to Data Erasure

“Hi, I have an old laptop and don’t use it anymore. I will sell it to other people. Before selling it, I want to permanently erase all my data on it. Is there any software can help me quickly and permanently wipe all my data on the laptop?” - Nori

permanently erase data before selling a laptop

Most of computers know that deleted/formatted data can be easily recovered by data recovery software. A file which was deleted from your laptop a few years ago still can be found by data recovery program. Before you sell your old laptop, you may need to permanently erase your private data to prevent potential data recovery. But, how to do that?

If you want to permanently erase data before selling a laptop, you can choose data erasure software to help you to permanently erase your data. TS DataWiper is one of the most powerful data erasure software. It can help you securely and permanently erase data from laptop or hard disk drive. Download it here:

TS DataWiper is fully compatible with Windows and Mac OS. So, you can erase data from Windows laptop and erase data from a MacBook. It offers certified data erasure methods including HMG Infosec Standard 5, Baseline; DOD 5220.22-M; U.S. Army AR380-19; Peter Gutmann's algorithm. It will never shorten the service life of your laptop, HDD, and SSD, etc.

Three modes to permanently erase data before selling a laptop

TS DataWiper is a complete do-it-yourself tool which could you help you easily erase data from laptop and other storage device. Run it on your laptop, you can see three flexible data erasure methods: erase files, erase hard drive and erase free space. We will explain all the three methods. You can choose the right methods to help you permanently erase your data before you sell your laptop.

Method 1: Shred files on laptop.

This method can help you shred files/folders on laptop. It is very simple. Just add the files/folders to the erasure list then click on Erase Now button. All the selected files/folders will be permanently erased.

permanently erase data before selling a laptop

Method 2: Wipe all data on laptop.

This mode will help you wipe all data on your laptop hard drive. Before you sell your laptop, you can use this method to permanently wipe all your data information on your hard drive.

permanently erase data before selling a laptop

Method 3: Wipe free space of laptop.

The deleted/lost data is stored on the free disk space of your laptop. Erase Free Space method can help you wipe the free disk space to permanently erase all deleted/lost data on your laptop to prevent deleted file recovery. It will not affect the existing data on your laptop.

permanently erase data before selling a laptop

It’s just like you’ve set your laptop to factory settings - you get a brand new laptop. Then you can safely sell it to any other person. No body can recover your private data because the data is gone forever. If you need your important data in the future, you should make a backup of your data before you use TS DataWiper to erase it.

TS DataWiper also can help you permanently erase data from desktop computer, USB flash drive, memory card, digital camera, portable hard drive, etc. Just download and install it on your computer if you have the needs of permanently erase your data.