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Welcome screen - Lavasoft file shredder has a very simple interface. Most of your time will be spent in the four shredding alternatives which allow you to shred files and folders, the recycle bin, system files & the ability to free disk space.
Shred files and folders - Allows you to select which files and folders you want to select. Note there is useful "go directly to operation" option at the bottom of the screen.
Shred files and folders - Shredding algorithm - Once you have selected the files and folders you want to select you can choose the shredding algorithm you want to use.
Shredding files in progress - You can abort the process at any point, although files deleted earlier in the queue cannot be recovered.
Shred previous versions - Windows automatically creates previous versions of your files. You have the option to permanently remove these files.
Operation successful - The files and folders you selected have been successfully deleted.
Logfile report - After any shredding has been completed by the software you can view a log report. This can be useful if you need to have proof that a set of files were successfully erased.
Shred system files - System files can also contain sensitive information, so file shredder gives you the option to permanently remove them from your computer.
Select system files - You can select/deselect temporary files, temporary internet files, internet cookies and windows temporary files. Again you can choose your preferred shredding algorithm.
Shred free disk space wizard - You have the option to shred all free (unused) disk space and also to perform a more thorough shredding which includes slack.
Settings - General
Settings - Shredding algorithm
Software update information