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file shredder

A file shredder is a file shredder. It is functionally comparable to a file shredder. Like the latter, it shreds files so that they become unreadable.

With most operating systems, when files are deleted, they remain on the hard disk. Only the access to the file is prevented for the user. Only the pointer that creates the link to the saved file is deleted. This prevents the user from accessing the file, which is still contained on the hard disk. Since the space of the file is available due to the deletion, this space will be overwritten. The only question is when. As long as the space is not overwritten, the file is on the hard disk.

An alternative to file shredding is overwriting the files with word salad, the Hard Disk Overwrite. A more radical way of data destruction, where all data is certainly destroyed, is hard disk shredding, Hard Disk Destruction.

Englisch: file shredder
Updated at: 31.01.2020
#Words: 153
Links: file, hard disk (HD), user, link, space (SP)
Translations: DE

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