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Securely Erase Files Through Windows Explorer

SUMMARY: Add an option in Windows Explorer to securely erase files from your hard drive.

CounterSpy has an option to securely erase files. If you commonly need to remove files, instead of having to access CounterSpy every time, you can add an option to Windows Explorer so files can be deleted from there.

1. From CounterSpy, select "View" - "System Tools" - "Secure File Eraser".

2. The "Secure File Eraser" should appear. Check "Add an 'Erase Files' option to your Windows Explorer menu".

Now, to erase a file from Windows Explorer, just right-click a file, choose "Erase File", and confirm the request.

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