File Browser

KillDisk also includes a built-in file browser for examining the contents of disks for verification purposes of the procedure and that correct hard drives are being selected, and validation that erased files have been overwritten after erase and wipe. Details on using this feature will be discussed in this section.

Note: KillDisk will detect existing files, as well as files that have been deleted, but not sanitized. They will appear grey and indicate deleted files with a high probability of being recovered with file recovery tools.

Opening the Browsing View

To browse the contents of a specific disk from the Disk Bay layout view, simply select the desired disk and click Browse Disk in the action toolbar or select related command from the context menu.

Figure: Launching the File Browser

This will launch the file browser window, seen below.

Figure: File Browser Window

The file browser window displays the disk selected. The file explorer windowed view may also be manipulated by navigating to the Customize button at the top. Here, you can you have options to manipulate the elements below.

Show System Files
Toggles advanced disk information (system files) being shown
Show Unallocated Partitions
Toggles the unallocated disk partitions being shown
Navigator Pane
Toggles the Navigator Pane view on and off.

Figure: Deleted Files in the File Browser

Grey files indicate deleted files that have not been sanitized. These files are recoverable. Running KillDisk's Wipe operation will ensure these files are unrecoverable and make these grey files disappear from the file browser.

Note: Found deleted files will appear in their original directory (before they were deleted). The ! Lost & Found ! folder a virtual directory created for found deleted files where the directory information is not discovered by the application.