Ccleaner Drive Wiper

Ccleaner Drive Wiper

The CCleaner has a Drive Wiper which enables you to wipe the empty areas of a hard drive. Once you wipe off these empty spaces, the actual data of all the deleted files on the driver will be erased permanently, and these files can never be recovered. However, if the files are overwritten or created while running CCleaner, the software cannot delete it. You have options to choose which part of the drive you want to wipe, either only free space or the entire drive. The instructions for running CCleaner wiper are given below.

What Does Drive Wiper Do In Ccleaner

Drive wiper in CCleaner removes the deleted files without a trace from a chosen drive. You can either wipe automatically or manually with the Drive wiper. Follow the steps below to run CCleaner Drive Wiper.

How To Use Ccleaner Drive Wiper

Perform the following steps to use CCleaner Drive Wiper.

  • First, launch CCleaner. Find the CCleaner icon and click it.
  • Navigate to the Windows tab and then mark the checkbox next to Wipe Free Space.
  • When an alert intimating extra time appears, click the OK button.

To manually run the Drive wiper,

  • Open the CCleaner application. Click Tools Drive Wiper.
  • Next, select one of:
  • .Free Space Only: will not affect the normal files.
  • .Entire Drive: this will delete the files on the drive.
  • Select the type of security that you want. 
  • You will receive a warning before the process begins.
CCleaner Drive Wiper

Ccleaner Drive Wiper Download

The following steps can help you to download the CCleaner Drive Wiper.

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  • First, launch a new web browser and go to the manufacturer’s site.
  • Now, click the Download button that is below CCleaner.
  • Next, click the Download button that is below the CCleaner Free column on the next page.
  • If you are using Internet Explorer, click the Run button in the dialog box at the bottom of the page.
  • For Mozilla Firefox, click the Save File option in the confirmation dialog box. Click the downward pointing arrow and then double-click the ccsetup.exe.
  • For Google Chrome, click the download symbol in the download box at the bottom of the screen and then click the Open option in the dialog box.
  • Click the Next button to start the installation process.
  • In the next dialog box, untick both the checkboxes and then click the Install button.
  • Once the installation is complete, click the Finish button.

Ccleaner Drive Wiper Ssd

CCleaner does not feature a wiper for SSDs as the drive may get damaged.