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XT File Shredder Lizard




XT File Shredder Lizard is a free and secure file removal tool, which allows you to remove sensitive data from your disk drives by overwriting and deleting it. When you use XT File Shredder Lizard to erase a file's content, you can rest assured that data does not remain on the disk. These properties have made XT File Shredder Lizard one of the most trustworthy and popular file removal and security tools for all versions of Windows.




If you have an older version of XT File Shredder Lizard installed on your system, make sure you uninstall it before installing the latest version. If the uninstaller asks you to restart the computer, do so. Install XT File Shredder Lizard by running the executable, "SetupXTFSLiz21.exe". Select the folder where you want to install files. After the installation is completed, you can create shortcuts of the program on your desktop and start menu. To uninstall, run Uninstall wizard from "add remove programs" in your control panel or from program folder.


If you use Windows 95 or NT 4.0 and do not have Internet Explorer 4.01 or later installed, you may need to download an update for the Common Control Library. Do that only if you find that program does not work at all.


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How XT File Shredder Lizard works

XT File Shredder Lizard offers the ability to remove all traces of selected files from your hard drive. It has the ability to perform a compliant wipe of file data. XT File Shredder Lizard is designed to remove file data permanently. File data does not include file name, or other file attribute information, only the data portion of a file that is stored on your computer. Although XT File Shredder Lizard can permanently remove the data portion of a file stored on a hard drive, it cannot permanently remove the file name or attribute information about that file.


XT File Shredder Lizard uses hexadecimal values to wipe files. After that the file is renamed and truncated to zero length.


The files that will be permanently removed are stored in a list. To add files to that list select the Add Files command from the File menu or Toolbar. File Dialog Box will be open to select one or more files. These files will be added to the list. To remove files from list, select them and activate Remove Selected Items from Edit menu. To empty file list, select menu command named Remove All Items.


When you chose which files to be permanently deleted select WIPE All Files. You can also select some of them and activate WIPE Selected files menu command. From now the data of these files can’t be returned.


You can wipe content of a folder. All files in a folder and his subfolders will be permanently deleted.


You can also wipe recycle bin contents.


To terminate deletion of the files, click the Cancel button in the Abort dialog box. This will stop deletion of the current file or folder, but this file may be corrupt and can’t be used any more.


Create shortcut on your desktop and drag files to it to add them to the list.


How to change wipe algorithm


XT File Shredder Lizard has three choices for wiping which are in File->Options menu.

In Windows Me and Windows XP and newer, the Windows System Restore function can restore files that have been wiped if they are one of the protected file types. By default, many document types, such as .DOC and .XLS files in My Documents are protected. Windows System Restore maintains a copy of protected files. Wiping the original file does not wipe the copy that System Restore maintains



Page updated August 25, 2019 by Lizard Labs Software.



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