Windows 10: How to permanently delete files data when using OneDrive

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  1. How to permanently delete files data when using OneDrive


    Sometimes we need to shred a file, instead of just deleting it, like when a file contains personally identifiable information PII or individually identifiable health information. When a file on OneDrive is deleted, and it moves to the Recycle Bin, how can we ensure the file is completely deleted and cannot be recreated? Is there a procedure to actually do this? And to include when using a Windows 11 computer and files can be on both the computer and the OneDrive. McAfee Shred is an example of a shredding software, however I am not clear what happens if one shreds a file on one's hard driv

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    Mark from Virginia, Apr 5, 2023
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  2. question on how to permanently delete files?

    Can some one tell me how to permanently delete files that i delete from the recycle bin.?
     
    Achilles1600, Apr 5, 2023
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  3. Manjunath_H, Apr 5, 2023
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  4. How to permanently delete files data when using OneDrive

    Recover permanently deleted files

    If its files you really need, you may have to look into a file recovery service such as Kroll.

    It is important to regularly have a backup of the most important data. Also try to just hit delete, not permanently delete. I've been in the situation. I just put it in the recycle bin, I clear it out once a month or so. Extra step but its safer.

    Hope this helps.
     
    tamara_sadel, Apr 5, 2023
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