DeleteOnClick V2.4.2.0 (June 2016)

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DeleteOnClick V2.4.2.0 (June 2016)

Post by mickyj » Mon Jul 18, 2005 4:33 am

DeleteOnClick V2.4.2.0 (June 2016) is available for download from: ... _Setup.exe

Deleting Files Using Windows

When you delete a file or folder using Windows, it is usual for the file or folder to be moved to the Recycle Bin (Trash). When the Recycle Bin is emptied, the data you have deleted is not actually removed from your computer. Instead, Windows makes the space occupied by the file available for writing. In other words, every file you delete using Windows is potentially recoverable in the short term. If you create a new file after deleting using Windows, or save a changed file, it may write over the 'deleted' file's space, thus destroying it permanently. Likewise, defragmenting will possibly overwrite the deleted files.

DeleteOnClick however completely deletes the file in one click, and the data becomes unrecoverable. For this reason you must use the program carefully. Once a file is 'Securely Deleted' no one can undelete it.

Uses for DeleteOnClick

There are many reasons why you may wish to securely delete your data. For example, you may have downloaded a file over the Internet which contains confidential or sensitive information. Once you have copied the appropriate information into the special area on your computer where you keep all your secure details (passwords, financial records, software license keys etc.), you'll need to securely delete the original zip file. Using DeleteOnClick will ensure no one can recover the original downloaded zip file.

Perhaps you've been working on a new document on your laptop. You arrive home and copy the files onto your computer. You then securely delete the original files from your laptop. DeleteOnClick ensures your files are completely erased, and that nobody can open the files on your laptop again.

Freeware and Commercial

DeleteOnClick is freeware, but if you purchase OnClick Utilities you can also wipe free disk space, and it will also rename files (to a random filename) before they are deleted.


Files deleted using DeleteOnClick are permanently erased and can never be recovered, including the use of specialist data recovery programs.

DeleteOnClick is part of the suite of OnClick Utilities.

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