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What is AVG File Shredder and how to use it

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AVG File Shredder provides you with an easy way to permanently and securely delete a file, folder or the Recycle Bin contents on your computer. Files deleted using AVG File Shredder cannot be recovered even with the use of advanced disk utilities.

How to use AVG File Shredder

To shred the contents of the Recycle Bin:

  1. Right-click on the Recycle Bin icon on your Desktop.
  2. Click Shred content with AVG.
  3. Click Shred it.

To shred an individual file or a folder:

  1. Right-click on the file or folder you wish to shred.
  2. Click Permanently shred with AVG.
  3. Click Shred it.

Please note that the option to shred files is not available on locked files, USB drives, flash disks, memory cards, network drives, RAID-enabled systems and SCSI disks. The same is valid for special types of files such as symbolic links, junctions and mount points.

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