Introduction: Secure Shred Individual Files Using Send to With Ccleaner V2
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.
Step 2: Execute the Reg File!
Now go to your reg file and double click it, you will be prompted to add the information to the registry, click to continue and a confirmation will appear.
Step 3: Secure Please!
Now you need to enable the secure deletion option in CCleaner, this will ensure files are shredded and not just delted (which is recoverable).
Open CCleaner and goto Options, Settings, Secure Deletion.
Choose the number of passes you would like.... the more passes the longer it will take.
Now when you right click a file, you will have a Send To option with the name of your batch file. Click it to shred your file!
Step 4: Try It Out
Goto a file you want to delete, right click it and you will have a shred option!