This is an improved version of my previous tutorial to add a shredding option to your right click "context" menu in explorer that will allow you to shred files via Ccleaner.

This method offers a more direct approach and soes not require adding to the send to menu, which is an extra step not required!

If you do not have ccleaner, I suggest getting it now! just google ccleaner.

Step 1: Create a reg file

Open notepad and paste in the following code:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

@="Shred with CCleaner"

@="c:\\program files\\ccleaner\\ccleaner.exe /delete \"%1%"

Now save the file somewhere like my documents, but save it as a .reg file, so for example enter (with quotations!) :


The name doesn't matter a bit.
Will this help clear my <a href="http://www.4ab.ca" rel="nofollow">registry</a>? Thanks in advance. -Calgary
This is a nice tutorial. Very informative. I was unaware that this was even possible to do with CCleaner. Now I am. Thanks!
Nicely done....Not to diminish this project, but I'd like to add that <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html">Spybot S&amp;D</a> also has this function, and from a simple deletion to shredding far above the DoD levels. If you already have Spybot, you may already know this, However, if you do not have <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.ccleaner.com/">&quot;Crap-Cleaner&quot; (CCleaner)</a>, you should get it. You will be surprised at the space lost to junk files.<br/><br/>Spybot and CCleaner make an excellent pair for windows security and efficiency. The ultra-paranoid can also get <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/mrublaster.html">MRU-Blaster</a> to run after all this to ensure that any traces have been removed.<br/><br/>If you are REALLY paranoid, and/or just want your computer to have it's own time-machine, try getting your hands on something revolutionary, such as <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.gobacksoftware.com/?gclid=CIX_taqS8JkCFQwxawodQx2NPw">Rollback or GoBack software</a>, which makes your machine nearly invincible to viruses, worms, trojans, or even plain human stupidity. You have to see it to believe it, I use it myself and I can wipe my entire hard drive, that is accessible through windows or DOS, on purpose without the least of worry. My hard drive is semi-permanently stuck at one point in time until I decide I want to make a change. I looked for the Conflicker worm and made sure I infected myself....I restart, and it's gone like it was never there. I laugh out loud at viral attacks, there is NO WAY to compromise my machine when all I have to do is restart.<br/><br/>Look into it. It's like putting a time machine into your computer, and once you've tried the real thing, you'll never know how you survived without it, and you will never fear a virus/trojan/worm again. When I restart my machine tomorrow, my machine will never know that I was even here in the first place, rendering any and all anti-viral/anti-spyware/even system-cleaning tools like CCleaner virtually useless until you actually wish to change the state of your hard drive. Clean before you set a state, and it'll be permanent until you say otherwise.<br/>
Wow, thats an excellent and very interesting post. Thanks. I will check those programs out. I have Spybot S&D, but this was created to address an issue with ccleaner that users found annoying. Regards ee0u30eb

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