ShredIt X
ShredIt X
6.2.2

3.0

ShredIt X free download for Mac

ShredIt X

6.2.2
31 January 2019

Permanently delete files from your hard disk.

Overview

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 in ShredIt X

Version 6.2.2:
  • Build with XCode 10
  • Changed the icon

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MichaelHaeusler
03 October 2016

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You cannot shred a file, if you are using an SSD. You might not be able to shred a file (completely), if you're using a Fusion Drive. Even if you're using an HDD, you might not be able to shred a file, if you're using a journaled HFS+. If you use APFS, you cannot shred a file. There is a very good reason why Apple removed "Secure Empty Trash" and the srm command line program from macOS, because they don't want to give their customers a false sense of security: shredding is probably impossible with modern devices and modern filesystems, and users should be aware that they are buying products from snake oil salesmen, if developers claim they can "shred" your files. Use File Vault 2 whole disk encryption instead and just delete/rm your files the normal way.
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Version 6.1.0
MichaelHaeusler
03 October 2016
You cannot shred a file, if you are using an SSD. You might not be able to shred a file (completely), if you're using a Fusion Drive. Even if you're using an HDD, you might not be able to shred a file, if you're using a journaled HFS+. If you use APFS, you cannot shred a file. There is a very good reason why Apple removed "Secure Empty Trash" and the srm command line program from macOS, because they don't want to give their customers a false sense of security: shredding is probably impossible with modern devices and modern filesystems, and users should be aware that they are buying products from snake oil salesmen, if developers claim they can "shred" your files. Use File Vault 2 whole disk encryption instead and just delete/rm your files the normal way.
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Version 6.1.0
Yusepe40
17 February 2015
To MacUpdate: Shredit.app version 6.0.3 is only Intel. Valid for OSX.6 Snow Leopard. Not for OSX.5 (Universal Binary, valid on PowerPCs or Intel Mac).
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Version 6.0.3
BasilFawlty
25 October 2012
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
1 answer(s)
Big Johnson
Big Johnson
12 November 2013
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!
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Filchescat
20 July 2012
I think this download is still 6.0.2
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Version 6.0.3
2 answer(s)
Regular-Warren
Regular-Warren
20 July 2012
According to the info.plist file, it's 6.0.3. Are you seeing 6.0.2 somewhere else?
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Filchescat
Filchescat
20 July 2012
and now . . . . it says 6.0.3. Go figure. Just one of those things, you know?
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neimen
27 November 2011
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
12 January 2011
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
one-1
29 November 2006
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
22 September 2006
This is exactly what I needed. Thanks. Great app! :)
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Version 5.6.1
Anonymous
30 April 2005
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
1 answer(s)
Virion
Virion
29 November 2006
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.
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Version 5.7
Anonymous
30 November 2004
what does it mean to shred free space?
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Version 5.5.1
2 answer(s)
Anonymous
Anonymous
09 December 2004
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.
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Version 5.5.1
Scott-r
Scott-r
21 January 2006
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.
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Version 5.6.1