Yeah, I know, it’s been a while. Sorry. Busy.
Anyway, the topic du jour: getting command line utilities to run from SendTo. Yes, I take all credit for inventing this method. Naturally, after writing this, I checked out “sdelete sendto” and someone else had done a batch file that can handle multiple files at once (this just does a file or folder and all subdirectories), but I still take all credit for it.
Setting up Secure Delete for quick and easy multi-pass local file deletion.
- Grab Sdelete from SysInternals.com:
- Extract the EXE file somewhere. Remember where. (arguably a subtle, but important step)
- Navigate to your %userprofile%\SendTo folder (Start, Run, %userprofile%\SendTo )
- Create a new shortcut to the Sdelete executable. (Right-click, new, shortcut)
- Modify the shortcut’s Target line to include -p 7 -s (use 7 deletion passes (increment or decrement according to level of paranoia), and delete subdirectories too)
- As the robots say: Voila, human! You now have a secure deletion utility only a right-click away!
Also in my SendTo: Notepad and a Foldershare folder. At home, a strain of Unrar too.