BleachBit lets you shred either folders or files if you use the menu from within the program but is it possible to add a shred option to the menu when you right click on a file or folder that you may want to delete?

I didn't see anything from within BleachBit preferences. It would be great to have this option beside the move to rubbish bin in the menu.


If you want to shred file or folder you can use nautilus-wipe Install nautilus-wipe . It is a nautilus extension that adds shredding data options in nautilus right-click menu.

  • You can add it to you nautilus using sudo apt-get install nautilus-wipe.
  • Now restart your nautilus using nautilus -q and then starting it either opening it from Dash or using Alt+F2 and entering nautilus.
  • Now you can find a wipe option in nautilus right click menu.

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  • Selecting this option will open a pop-up window (with some additional option).

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  • Click on OK to wipe you data completely.

Other option is by adding shred in nautilus right click menu. Here is a great article on it.

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