Every computer is home to files that are only for certain eyes. There may come a time when these sensitive files are no longer needed, but simply deleting them is not enough to prevent them from being viewed by anyone else that has access to the machine. Using FileWing it is possible to first securely delete the files you would like to ensure did not fall into the wrong hands.
Just deleting files is simply not enough to avoid the risk of data being recovered by someone else, but FileWing can be used to not only delete files but also overwrite them with data. Depending on the amount of time you have available, or its level of sensitivity, you can choose to overwrite data anything from once to 35 times.
But FileWing can also be used for precisely the opposite purpose. As well as making it possible to completely delete files, it is also possible to use the application to recover files that were deleted at an earlier time. It is all too easy to accidentally delete a file you actually need, and if you do not notice straight away, it is possible to empty the Recycle Bin and lose your chance to quickly recover the file.
FileWing, regardless of whether it is being used for data recovery or file deletion, can be used on both local hard drives as well as removable media. This means that it can be used to protect USB drives and even recover photos that have been accidentally deleted from digital camera memory cards.
The Pro version of the program includes a number of additional options. You take advantage of secure free space wiping which helps you to secure the private data that you deleted before installing FileWing. The Pro version also enables you to scour your hard drive for recoverable files, and you can use filters to search for particular files to save you from having to scroll through lengthy lists.
Whether used to securely delete files or recover those you’ve accidentally deleted, this is a very useful tool that can increase your privacy and save your data.