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Schedule regular wipe free disk space with Shred Agent command line

It's easy to automate slack space wiping with Shred Agent command line parameters. Run Shred Agent to wipe free space at all write-able hard disks or specify some disk letters. Schedule Shred Agent to run every week to keep previously deleted files secure.

Why Shred Agent:

  • It's fast, as it utilizes its own disk driver;

  • You manage to wipe several hard disks;

  • It's easy to administrate as it has background mode wiping;

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Wipe free space command line parameters

  • -w, indicates that it's necessary to perform wipe free space function;

  • -a, will run wipe free space for all write-able disks;

  • -r, if specified, then Shred Agent will empty Recycle Bin before running wipe free space. Note: files that are in Recycle Bin cannot be wiped, use "-r" option to clear Recycle Bin before wiping.

  • -s, if specified, then Shred Agent will clear System Volume Information folder; Note: System Volume Information folder contains a copies of deleted files;

  • -disks_{DISK_LETTERS} - this option specifies what disks Shred Agent should wipe, for instance -disks_C, will run wiping free space for C letter only, and -disks_CE will run wipe free space for disk C and E

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Wipe free space command line samples

  • shredagent.exe -w -a, the most simple command. Will run wipe free space for all write-able disks;

  • shredagent.exe -w -a -r -s, run slack space wipe function for all write-able disks; before wiping will clear Recycle  Bin and  System Volume Information folder;

  • shredagent.exe -w -disks_CD, will run wipe free space function for disk letter C and D;

  • shredagent.exe -w -a -disks_CD, will run slack space wipe function for all disks, as specified parameter -a (process all disks) is more powerful than parameter -disks;

  • shredagent.exe -a, will not do anything, as parameter -w is not specified, will write to the log: there are not enough parameters passed to command line;

  • Note: all parameters don't depends on letter case, so "-A" and "-a" treats as the same parameter. Also, "-disks_CD" and "-DiSkS_cd" are considered by Shred Agent in the same way;

Command line interface is needed if you wish to automate the wipe free space task, most users will find it handy to use program interface to run wipe free space.

Recommended parameters:

  • shredagent.exe -w -a -r -s, empty Recycle Bin and System Volume Information folder then wipe free space for all write-able disks;

  • shredagent.exe -w -r -s -disks_CD,  empty Recycle Bin and System Volume Information folder then wipe free space for disk letter "C" and "D";

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You can try Shred Agent for free. 30-days fully-functional version of Shred Agent is available for download. Before downloading, please, pay attention to System requirements. If you find Shred Agent useful, then you can purchase a license. Please, visit ordering page for more information. Need more information? Browse from the product home page.

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