I have a folder which I need to secure delete. I tried File Shredder and BleachBit but I got error because the files were in use or priviledge problems. Is there a program to delete files and restart computer if needed? I prefer free or open source also trials would be fine. My OS is Windows 10 x64.

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Try Eraser:

  • You can create a task to run on reboot.

  • It overwrites data several times using chosen patterns/algorithms.

  • Supports Windows 10 and even Windows XP etc.

  • It is free.

I have used it for years.

  • Hi, I noticed that it doesn't restart pc if needed, it gives me error.
    – onurcano
    Feb 17, 2019 at 14:06
  • Hi. I believe when I used in past, it did. Maybe anti-virus stopping it?
    – Z Z
    Feb 17, 2019 at 15:23
  • Thanks for helping, it happens on clean files either. Actually I couldn't execute task "run on reboot". When I restart pc the directory is still there.
    – onurcano
    Feb 18, 2019 at 15:26
  • Most of time I used it, I did not require reboot. Best to search their forum eraser.heidi.ie/forum or post a question there.
    – Z Z
    Feb 18, 2019 at 16:14

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