How to Permanently Erase Data on System Hard Drive?

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Ava

updated on 2020-01-01 to Data Erasure

The system hard drive is the hard drive/partition where your operating system is installed. If you want to permanently erase private data on this hard drive, you can follow the guide below.

First of all, let’s introduce a safe data eraser software - TS DataWiper. It offers certified data erasure standards to help digital users to securely and permanently erase data, making data recovery be impossible. But, it can’t wipe the entire system hard drive because the OS does not allows any app to destroy the operating system files. However, you also can use other tools to help you permanently erase private data on a system hard drive.

Solution 1: Shred files/folders on system hard drive.

Run TS DataWiper on your computer, then add files/folders from the system hard drive to the erasure list, then all the added files/folders will be permanently erased by clicking on Erase Now button.

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Solution 2: Erase deleted data on system hard drive.

The “Erase Free Space” tool will help you permanently erase already deleted/lost data on system hard drive, follow the steps below.

Step 1: Delete the files you want to erase.

Just delete the files you want to erase from system hard drive. Then empty the recycle bin.

Step 2: Permanently erase the deleted/lost data on system hard drive.

Choose tool “Erase Free Space”, and select the system hard drive.

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Click on “Erase Now” button, all the deleted/lost data on the system hard drive will be permanently erased including your sensitive data.

erase data on system hard drive

With two solutions above, you can securely shred files and erase data on a system hard drive without destroy your operating system. Just add choose one of the solutions to help you permanently erase your data.

Download TS DataWiper for Windows/Mac here: