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Turbo Shredder securely removes files.

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  • honokaachuck
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    Just thought I would write something about how I installed this app on Linux Mint 17, and how it's working for me. To make installation simple, just download the Source Forge file to the /home directory. Extract the file there using the right click context menu to do that... Should work that way on most Linux distributions. Then go to your desktop, right click again on the +Create new launcher here... option, and fill out the Launcher Properties form. Just type "TurboShredder" for the program name (without quotes) and "./TurboShredder.jar" in the Command field (again without quotes). Optionally you can add a descriptive comment about the launchers function, and add an icon photo of your choice to the desktop program launcher. You are done! Click on the new TurboShredder icon on your desktop, and the Turboshredder GUI opens up. It's easy to configure. Use the "Properties" section to select the method of shredding, in my case I use "random" and deselect the "Add Zero Pass" check box. I only do 1 pass so I slide the "Passes" slide bar all the way to the left, setting it to 1. Then you can go to the upper left hand corner and click on the + button to add folders or files to shred, or even more convenient, just drag and drop files and folders from your file manager to the white area in the TurboShredder GUI and it will add them to the shred list. TurboShredder does require Java Runtime to work, specifically jre 7... Typically most better Linux distributions have this installed by default. In my case for Linux Mint 17 I checked the Synaptic Package Manager and could see that I had "default-jre" installed. That's why I had no problems running TurboShredder out of the box, so to speak. The app is working fine for me! There seem to be few if any GUI folder/file shredders for Linux, so this is one that exists and does work! It might be nice if there was some information about launching the program with command options, but I haven't seen anything like that yet... Still looking...

    Posted 07/20/2014
  • honokaachuck
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    Just thought I would write something about how I installed this app on Linux Mint 17, and how it's working for me. To make installation simple, just download the Source Forge file to the /home directory. Extract the file there using the right click context menu to do that... Should work that way on most Linux distributions. Then go to your desktop, right click again on the +Create new launcher here... option, and fill out the Launcher Properties form. Just type "TurboShredder" for the program name (without quotes) and "./TurboShredder.jar" in the Command field (again without quotes). Optionally you can add a descriptive comment about the launchers function, and add an icon photo of your choice to the desktop program launcher. You are done! Click on the new TurboShredder icon on your desktop, and the Turboshredder GUI opens up. It's easy to configure. Use the "Properties" section to select the method of shredding, in my case I use "random" and deselect the "Add Zero Pass" check box. I only do 1 pass so I slide the "Passes" slide bar all the way to the left, setting it to 1. Then you can go to the upper left hand corner and click on the + button to add folders or files to shred, or even more convenient, just drag and drop files and folders from your file manager to the white area in the TurboShredder GUI and it will add them to the shred list. TurboShredder does require Java Runtime to work, specifically jre 7... Typically most better Linux distributions have this installed by default. In my case for Linux Mint 17 I checked the Synaptic Package Manager and could see that I had "default-jre" installed. That's why I had no problems running TurboShredder out of the box, so to speak. The app is working fine for me! There seem to be few if any GUI folder/file shredders for Linux, so this is one that exists and does work! It might be nice if there was some information about launching the program with command options, but I haven't seen anything like that yet... Still looking...

    Posted 07/20/2014