General Preferences

The General preferences options allow the user to configure general application settings, as well as the visual aspects of the application.

General Settings

These are configurable options pertaining to the applications functionality.

Device control layout

These settings controls disk bay layout behavior in main Disk Explorer View

Device signaling delay, sec
When a process finishes, KillDisk displays a message, overlaying the disk. In the disk bays view This setting configures the delay of this notification when the process finishes.
Show removable devices in separate row
All removable devices will be shown in separate row (column) regardless of disk bay mapping.
Hide system disk
Hides the disk used by the operating system from the KillDisk application.
Default Serial Number detection method
Select how KillDisk retrieves the disk serial number
Local devices initialization
Select which types of devices appear in KillDisk for examination and erasure

Application log file settings

These settings apply to the log file automatically generated by the application. Not to be confused with the erasure report or certificate. All operations performed in a KillDisk session will be saved in this log.

Log file location
Allows the user to specify where the application log file is saved. By default, this is set to KillDisk's root directory.
Initialize application log when application starts
This setting configures whether KillDisk generates a new log file for every session (erasing the log of the previous session), or appends new sessions to one log file.


These are configurable options pertaining to the applications user interface and user experience.

Use sound notifications
Toggles sound tones being used for notifying the user of the completion of a task, errors and notification during an operation.
Show notification dialog after process complete
Process complete dialog will be shown at the end of single or multiple disk processing, letting user print certificate, erase labels etc.
Application style
Configures the colour scheme used in the application
Toolbar style
Configures how icons are shown in the toolbar (shown below).

Figure: Small icons no text

Figure: Large icons no text

Figure: Large icons with text

Default help source
If available, user can select help documentation source to be addressed when requested

Run-time Actions

Configure actions performed while application is running

Automatically check for software updates
If this option set, application will check for a new updates during start.
Action after all processes complete
Select either no action or hibernate or shutdown system after all processes finished.
You will have 30 seconds to abort system hibernation or shutdown.