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 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 browse 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. This action can be found in the disk action list shown below.

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 Expand All button at the top left expands all the partitions on the disk in the Navigator Pane, while the Collapse All button hides them. The file explorer windowed view may also be manipulated by navigating to the Settings button at the top. Here, you can you have options to manipulate the elements below.

Toggles advanced disk information being shown.
Show Partitions
Toggles the disk partitions being shown.
Navigator Pane
Toggles the Navigator Pane view on and off.

Figure: Deleted files in the Disk Explorer

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 directory created for found deleted files where the directory information is not discovered by the application.