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Permanently and securely delete files with Norton Utilities Premium or Norton Utilities Ultimate

Norton Utilities Premium is not available in the Nordic region.

When you delete a file in Windows, it is not completely erased. The file or contents of the file can be easily recovered and viewed. You need to shred the files to erase the file remnants and tracks that left by deleted files.

Using the Desktop File Shredder feature in Norton Utilities Premium or Norton Utilities Ultimate, you can permanently and securely shred files and folders.

Access Desktop File Shredder

  1. Open Norton.

  2. On the left pane, click Toolbox > Protect.

  3. In the Protect window, click Install desktop File Shredder.

    Once installed, the Desktop File Shredder is integrated with Windows and the File Shredder icon is displayed on your desktop.

View files in File Shredder folder

  1. Open Norton.

  2. On the left pane, click Toolbox > Protect.

  3. In the Protect window, click View files within File Shredder.

    A standard Windows Explorer window displays the contents available in the File Shredder.

    The View files within File Shredder option is available only when the Desktop File Shredder is enabled.

Send files to File Shredder folder

You can drag and drop the files into the File Shredder folder to delete them. The items you send to the File Shredder remain there until you decide to securely delete them or restore them back to their original location.
You can also right-click on the folder or file that you want to move to File Shredder. You can also select multiple items as you would in Windows, and then right-click and click Send to File Shredder.

The Send to File Shredder option is available only when Add Send to File Shredder to right-click check box is selected in the File Shredder settings window.

Delete files from File Shredder folder

You can choose to delete all the files present in the File Shredder folder or you can choose to select the item that you want to shred.

Delete selected items from File Shredder

  1. Launch File Shredder from the desktop.

  2. In the File Shredder folder, right-click on the item that you want to shred and click Shred.

    In the confirmation window, click Yes.

To delete all the files in the File Shredder folder, right-click the File Shredder icon on the desktop and click Shred all items. In the confirmation window, click Yes.
To delete a file or a folder without moving it to the File Shredder folder, right-click on the item that you want to delete and click Shred Now. In the confirmation window, click Yes.

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DOCID: v127376068
Operating System: Windows
Last modified: 11/01/2021