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ShredIt X permanently deletes files from your hard disk. Deleted data can be recovered from your computer. Protect your privacy with this easy to use file shredder | hard drive cleaner for Mac OS X that will erase data so it can't be recovered. Whether you want to clean a disk or wipe disk free space, ShredIt for Mac OS X is the right security eraser software for the job. Secure Delete files, disk free space, a hard drive, an external drive, a CD-RW and more. It comes with simple instructions, built in safety features, DoD, DoE, NSA, Gutmann standards compliance and online tutorials.

What's New

Version 6.0.3:
  • adds support for OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.5 or later

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BasilFawlty Member IconReview-1
BasilFawlty
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I have tried for three weeks and several emails to get support for this product and the good folks at Mireth have not replied to my emails. I am very disappointed in their lack of support.

WHY THE HECK WON'T YOU GUYS ANSWER MY EMAILS? I'M USING THE SAME EMAIL ADDRESS I USED TO PURCHASE AND REGISTER SHREDIT! VERY FRUSTRATING!!!

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Version 6.0.3
BigJohnson
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They have different addresses for sales and support, so maybe you contacted the wrong one if you emailed where you bought it from.
Technical Support Email: help@micromat.com

They DO have a phone number listed on their site, so why haven't you called instead of getting so angry?
Technical Support Phone: 707-566-3860

I contacted support a couple times in the past, and received prompt and detailed replies.

Good luck with that!

Filchescat Member IconComment+62
Filchescat
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I think this download is still 6.0.2

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Version 6.0.3
Regular-Warren
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According to the info.plist file, it's 6.0.3. Are you seeing 6.0.2 somewhere else?

Filchescat
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and now . . . . it says 6.0.3. Go figure. Just one of those things, you know?

neimen Member IconComment+25
neimen
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PREVIOUSLY REGISTERED USERS: note that this version of the app seems to implement a new two-field registration scheme. a single (old) registration code no longer works.

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Version 6.0.2
Trashie Member IconReview+256
Trashie
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Pretty much works perfect and the schedular is great you can leave it to do a free space wipe during the night while you sleep. Yeah good app and does what it says on the box.

I tested it with some recovery software it does mess up recovery. You run this those files are really gone forever.

BTW I see a unix command put here NEVER USE THIS COMMAND unless you know about unix. That one is a crazy command! :)

I am not sure on OSX rm does a secure delete? Don't you need to pipe to a program like shred/gshred like on Linux/BSD?

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Version 5.8.7
Rob Member IconComment+2
Rob
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Get On My Command contextual menu and choose delete files 7 up to 32 times. You can delete any files or folders anytime.

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Version 5.7
St00pid-M0nk3y Member IconReview+945
St00pid-M0nk3y
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This is exactly what I needed. Thanks. Great app! :)

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Version 5.6.1
Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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Shredit seems to create as many 1.95gb files on your HD as it can before it even BEGINS to shred - this takes DAYS...! Isn't there any program which can do this faster and without reducing your HD space to 0?

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Version 5.5.1
maconnect
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Yes, it's called "Finder". It's not on macupdate, but I'm sure you know it :D

Finder: "File -> Secure empty trash"

Virion
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maconnect:
Sounds more like he's referring to shredding free space, which requires filling free space first. It's different from shredding only the trash and should technically wipe anything in that 'empty' area but will also take a long time if the free space is, obviously, quite large.

Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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what does it mean to shred free space?

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Version 5.5.1
Anonymous Member Icon
Anonymous
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Shredding free space is the process of writing over the "unused" portions of your hard drive. Just because a current file isn't occupying space on a particular location on your drive, doesn't mean that data still doesn't exist from previous information. Shredding free space will also write over the unused portions of your drive, which is useful if you want to clean up your drive from any old information.

Scott_R
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Just to clarify: normally, when you delete a file, the OS doesn't actually *erase* it. The data is still there but the pointers to it are removed, so the computer "doesn't know" it's there and will write new data in that space--some day. If your drive falls into the wrong hands, the orignal data in that free space can be recovered (that's what an "undelete" program does). It's like going to a library and throwing away a book's card in the card catalog (see how old I am?) but leaving the book on the shelf. If you know where to look, you can find it. Erasing free space writes meaningless data over space that's not designated as containing data, thereby making the information inaccessible.

Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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Superfluous rip off!!!

Panther has an option of Delete or Secure Delete which does the same thing.........for FREE!

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Version 5.5.1
HuevoX Member IconComment+0
HuevoX
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I have used Shredit X for quite a while. It is most useful for cleaning up hard drives. The shredding of free space is invaluable. The reviewers who only dwell on file removal haven't done their homework.

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Version 5.5.1
Anonymous Member Icon
Anonymous
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Oh yes they have, Einstein.

A simple shell script of three lines deriving data from your random number generator will do the same thing, and easier, and for free.

Of course that's not 'secure' delete, but neither is this program.

It's time YOU did some homework, Bucko.

D9
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Oh, jeez... you walked right into this one, "bucko". If it's so easy, Einstein, why didn't you right out the simple shell code to perform in your reply instead of wasting space being petty?! It would have made your response meaningful instead of a worthless blabbering attack on someone's review.

Burning Thumb Software (Developer)
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GUIs are good. I wonder if the command line and shell script fans are serious. Do they run linux and darwin or do they use OS X.

In any case in addition to the GUI ShredIt X has many features not provided by the command line.

These cursory comments don't do any GUI program justice. It would be better to do a side by side comparison of all of ShredIt X features before saying "write a script"

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Downloads 22,627
Version Downloads 1,729
License Shareware
Date 20 Jul 2012
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price $24.95
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