ShredIt X System Requirements | Specifications

System Requirements:

To run ShredIt X for Mac you need:

  • Mac OS X 10.6 – OS X 10.11
  • macOS 10.13 – 10.15
  • ShredIt X is macOS 12 Monterey , macOS 11 BigSur, macOS 10.15 Catalina compatible

* If your Mac doesn’t meet the system requirements Download ShredIt X version 5 (Works on any Mac running OS X 10.1 to OS X 10.5)

ShredIt X Specifications:

ShredIt X will:

  • shred a File or Folder
  • wipe Disk Free Space as well as automatic, scheduled erasing of Disk Free Space
  • wipe data already deleted
  • erase a Hard Drive
  • erase an external Hard Drive
  • erase the contents of a USB Flash Drive
  • erase a CD-RW

Use ShredIt to:

  • Shred confidential files on an ongoing basis
  • Erase a hard drive so the data can’t be recovered before selling or recycling a computer

(The terms “Shred”, “Wipe”, “Erase” and “Clean” are all used to mean “Secure Delete” – delete data so that it can’t be recovered.)

Other ShredIt X features:

Interface Options:

Use ShredIt the way you’re most comfortable:

  • “Drag and drop”
  • “Select from menu”
  • Use the buttons

ShredIt X Safety Features:

Since there is no way to recover an item that is accidentally shredded, ShredIt X comes with built-in safety features, including:

  • The “Confirm before Shred” feature. By setting confirmation on, you give yourself an opportunity to cancel shredding of an item.
  • The “Safe Place” feature. If you have items you want to protect from accidentally shredding, put them in a Safe Place Folder. Anything stored in a Safe Place Folder cannot be shredded.
  • The “Don’t panic” disk shredding feature. Dropping a disk on ShredIt, will only wipe your free space, not your data. We’ve made it easy to wipe the free space of a disk and more difficult to shred the contents of a disk. This is intentional, so that you don’t accidentally shred the contents of a disk (i.e. your data).
  • The prominent “Don’t shred an alias” warning. To help prevent accidental shredding of shredding an alias on a Macintosh, ShredIt provides a prominent warning each time you shred, and step-by-step instructions on how to shred an alias safely
  • Comprehensive documentation. Clearly written, step-by-step instructions are provided, ensuring you know exactly how to use each feature.

Government Standards Compliance:

Optional compliance with electronic shredding standards:

  • US Department of Defense (DoD 5220)
  • US Department of Energy (DoE)
    (3 passes: 2 passes of pseudo-random, 3rd pass character picked from DoE menu in the preferences)
    For more information, read the policy
    [DOE M 205.1-2, ATTACHMENT 4, Overwriting]
  • NSA
  • Gutmann

Overwrite Options:

A configurable overwrite pattern and number of overwrites.