There are various reasons why you might want to erase all the data from your computer, laptop or mobile phone. No matter what the reason maybe, it’s really important it’s done well so that none of your information gets leaked out. If you’re wondering how to permanently delete files, then here are a few steps that can help you to get this done in the best possible manner.
Always Check Recycle Bin
One of the biggest mistakes people do is to delete something and forget to empty the recycle bin. If you’re clearing up your device because you need to hand it over to someone else to repair it or because you want to sell it, you need to make sure that you don’t keep any of your personal files on it. Always empty the recycle bin before giving the device to anyone and if possible use the Shift+Delete button when clearing out the system to ensure all the files get deleted permanently without going into the bin. Remember, files from the bin can be restored, so be careful.
Data is extremely important in today’s world. People can misuse data within one day and before you know it you are embroiled in some kind of controversy. One of the main areas where you need to make sure that data is deleted is when you fire an employee. Most organizations encourage employees to get their own laptops to work so that they can save on resource costs. However the flip side to this is that when an employee leaves or he or she resigns, it can be a huge problem for the organization if the employee had access to some sensitive information. It would be very easy for this employee to sell this information outside because there are a number of people that look for this kind of data. It is best to format the laptop of the employee before you allow them to leave the premises. This means that you will need to include this clause in their employment letter as well because no one will allow you to format their personal laptop.