FileWing: A Single Tool to Recover Data and Shred Data
Article by George Norman
On 06 Aug 2013
FileWing bundles together the functionality provided by data recovery tools with the functionality provided by tools that securely delete data.


Data recovery tools specialize in bringing deleted files back to life. So if you accidentally deleted a file, if someone maliciously deleted one of your files, or if some form of data loss accident occurred and you lost an important file, a data recovery tool can scan your system, locate the deleted file, and bring it back to life.

This sort of functionality is offered by Abelssoft’s FileWing application. The application will scan the disk you indicate (choose between a fast Smart Scan and a more thorough Deep Scan) and it will present a list of recoverable files to you. Find the file you want to restore and easily initiate the recovery process. A few clicks later you will get your deleted file back.

Data shredding tools or secure erasing tools work against data recovery tools. While data recovery tools bring deleted files back to life, these tools ensure they are safely and permanently deleted. They’re aim is to ensure that when you delete a file, it remains deleted.

This sort of functionality is also offered by Abelssoft’s FileWing application. FileWing’s data shredding capabilities are divided into three categories:
  • Safely delete files and folders so they cannot be recovered.
  • Erase free disk space or overwrite free space.
  • Format a disk or a drive, permanently deleting all the data stored on that disk or drive.

FileWing is available as a free and as a paid version. As you would expect, the paid version is feature-complete while the free version has limited functionality to offer. Here’s what you don’t get by using the free edition: can’t use filters when scanning for deleted files; cannot erase free disk space; cannot format a disk or drive.

You can get Abelssoft’s FileWing application right here on FindMySoft.

Find out what other application Abelssoft has to offer by visiting the developer’s official website.

Tags: Microsoft, Windows, FileWing, Abelssoft, data recovery, shred files
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