When you empty your Recycle Bin, you may think those files have disappeared—-have completely gone away. In a word, no—-someone with the right software can bring them back until your hard drive decides it needs that drive space and finally overwrites those files.
Now, you may not care if someone accesses most of the files you erase. But some files may contain birth dates and places, or Social Security numbers, or confidential financial or health information—-and you don’t want those files to fall into the wrong hands. So what do you do?
Well, an easy way to make sure those confidential files go away forever is to drag and drop them into Eraserdrop. Eraserdrop overwrites those files immediately. Just realize, however, that if you drag and drop a file into Eraserdrop, it really does disappear—-forever: