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Svante
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Hello Ryan,

I sincerely doubt that you really could recover files that were shredded with version 1. You might be able to seem to recover them, but it would be the overwritten version.

Also, you may have found temporary copies made by the application itself – we can’t control that. If Word for example makes a temporary copy, we can’t wipe that. That’s why we recommend to complement AxCrypt with EFS or Bitlocker or similar when using it for local PC security.