How to shred a file using cmd

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Hello Friends,

In Linux, I have used shred that not only delete data but also overwrite with random data on the disk. Is there any such built-in cmd utility for Windows that can shred files, without the use of a third party software, If so, please advise me on how to shred a file using cmd.


Darrel R Gonzalez

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How to shred a file using cmd


Hi Darrel,
The files can be deleted using the following steps:
1) Quit all programs running on the system
2) Click 'Start', type 'Run', in the run window type 'cmd'
3) The command prompt will open
4) Type 'cipher /w:driveletter:foldername', press enter
5) Specify the drive and the folder that contains the deleted data
6) After typing the del command, all the data is deleted from the respective drive
7) You need to overwrite the data in these files so that they are not recovered again
8) After the data is overwritten, the old data is lost from the system

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