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Downloads of v


Last Update:

21 Jul 2023

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Wipe Soft


disk wipe wiper util erase eraser DoD 5220 portable embedded

Disk Wipe (Portable)

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Downloads of v



Software Author(s):

  • Wipe Soft

Disk Wipe (Portable)

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install Disk Wipe (Portable), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade Disk Wipe (Portable), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall Disk Wipe (Portable), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


Deployment Method:


This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to

2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade disk-wipe -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade disk-wipe -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" 

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install disk-wipe
    name: disk-wipe
    version: ''
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'disk-wipe' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  ''

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller disk-wipe
    Name     = "disk-wipe"
    Version  = ""
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'disk-wipe':
  ensure   => '',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

Package Approved

This package was approved by moderator Windos on 25 Jul 2023.



To use choco:// protocol URLs, install (unofficial) choco:// Protocol support

Screenshot of Disk Wipe

What is Disk Wipe?

Disk Wipe is Free, portable Windows application for permanent volume data destruction. With Disk Wipe you can erase all disk data and prevent recovery of those data. Formatting a hard drive with regular method leaves an open possibility to recover the data back. Many companies and users who just dumped their old hard drives in rubbish had found this the hard way. Disk Wipe solves this problem efficiently, using a powerful algorithms which fill the volume with useless rubbish binary data multiple times. The possibility of recovering information from drive formatted with Disk Wipe is almost non existent.

Disk Wipe is released as Freeware under EULA Licence. Disk Wipe is free for personal or commercial use, without any restrictions. Disk Wipe does NOT contain adware or malware!

Disk Wipe is free software, support it by telling others about it.

Features of Disk Wipe

  • Permanently wipes sensitive data on partitions and disk volumes.
  • Portable, no installation needed!
  • Uses several advanced shredding algorithms (Dod 5220-22.M, US Army, Peter Guttman) to securely wipe data.
  • Supports all popular Windows file systems, NTFS, Fat, Fat32.
  • It uses quick format prior to disk wiping for faster performance.
  • Works with USB sticks, SD cards and other portable memory devices.
  • Small, light, does not contain adware.
  • Respect the privacy of your information, does not try to connect to remote server and does not send any information over internet.

Click here to Patreon-ize the package maintainer.

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

$toolsDir   = Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition
$fileLocation = (Get-ChildItem -Path $toolsDir -filter '*.exe' |
                        Sort-Object lastwritetime | Select-Object -Last 1).FullName

# Create a Start Menu item for all users
$ShortcutArgs = @{
   shortcutFilePath = "$env:ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\DiskWipe.lnk"
   targetPath       = $fileLocation
   WorkingDirectory = $toolsDir
Install-ChocolateyShortcut @ShortcutArgs 

$ShortcutArgs.shortcutFilePath = "$env:Public\Desktop\DiskWipe.lnk"
Install-ChocolateyShortcut @ShortcutArgs 

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
$packageName = 'disk-wipe'

remove-item "$env:Public\Desktop\DiskWipe.lnk" -Force -ErrorAction 'SilentlyContinue'
remove-item "$env:ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\DiskWipe.lnk" -Force -ErrorAction 'SilentlyContinue'

md5: 9B1E347CDAF1852CBD0538513C0056C4 | sha1: E40FAA03C8B2493A38F8C588CB01F11ED9BB93B3 | sha256: 8FD1B5431DBA0707EA186B66E882C9A84D6B6033A07A35CB7FC319CF3A744D57 | sha512: BF972183444D6081D76966581C93C758A0F9446F4A15CD050D4D6CD3CAC04BF6E2968245209A9FD796079DAB4D21BFBF78462271971CF4C6C9118FC7CDCABF25
Obtained from within the Disk Wipe application.

Disk Wipe - Free permanent data removal.
Copyright � 2009-2012.  DISKWIPE SOFTWARE

End-User License Agreement (EULA) for Disk Wipe

This End-User License Agreement ("EULA") is a legal 
agreement between Wipe Soft ("AUTHOR") and an individual 
or a single entity who agrees and accepts the following terms 
and conditions by installing, copying, or otherwise using the 
software product identified above ("SOFTWARE PRODUCT"). 

The SOFTWARE PRODUCT is protected by copyright laws 
and international copyright treaties. The SOFTWARE 
PRODUCT is licensed, not sold. This EULA does not give you 
any license to the copyrights or other intellectual property 
All rights not expressly granted by this EULA are reserved to 

You may distribute this program in unmodified form via 
electronic means or on CD compilations. You may not sell this 

You may not alter, reverse engineer, decompile, or 
disassemble the SOFTWARE PRODUCT except and only to 
the extent that such activity is expressly permitted by 
law notwithstanding this limitation. 
You may not rent, lease, lend, sell, or sublicense the 
SOFTWARE PRODUCT. You may not rent, lease, or lend your 
personal data (username / password).

This SOFTWARE PRODUCT is provided as is WITHOUT 
WARRANTY of any kind, either express or implied, including, 
but not limited 
to, warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular 
purpose. AUTHOR assumes no liability for DAMAGES, either 
direct or consequential, which may result from the use of the 
software product. AUTHOR takes no responsibility if one or 
more results (statistic) are missing or they are incorrect.

Without prejudice to any other rights, AUTHOR may terminate 
this EULA if you fail to comply with the terms and conditions of 
this EULA. In such event, you must destroy all copies of the 
Verification is intended to assist the Chocolatey moderators and community in verifying that this package's contents are trustworthy.

## Download
The current release of Disk Wipe can be downloaded from this page:



- URL     :
- Version : 1.7
- SHA256  : 8fd1b5431dba0707ea186b66e882c9a84d6b6033a07a35cb7fc319cf3a744d57

## Verify
You can use one of the following methods to obtain the checksum:
1. Use powershell function 'Get-Filehash'
2. Use chocolatey utility 'checksum.exe'

## License
File 'LICENSE.txt' is obtained by starting the application, clicking the Help
menu and selecting License.

Log in or click on link to see number of positives.

In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.

Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Disk Wipe (Portable) 1.7 2152 Friday, November 25, 2016 Approved

This package has no dependencies.

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