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the file shredder runs extremely slow [cross post merged]

  • 19 September 2020
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***   file shredder was deleting very fast in 2020 version but very slow in 2021 versions

***   I request it to be investigated


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I tried to delete some files using the file shredder under the data protection tab. Everything worked as normal before, but this time it can’t seem to delete the folder and keeps saying “deleting files” and i cant get out of this process. I waited for 2 days and it still says “deleting files”. 

Can someone help me reset this file shredder options please?

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Hello @blackmonth

Welcome!

  • Before logging a case, it’s important to confirm you’ve done the update of the KTS software exactly as per the documented procedures, including software compatibility check and a clean install; if the issue persists, raise a case with Kaspersky Technical Support, include a  GSI & Windows Logs, support may request Traces, they will guide you with the procedure to collect these, fill in the template as in our image; note: the more information you provide the Technical Team the more they will be able to help you

 

 

  • After submitting the case, you’ll receive an automated email with an INC+12digits reference number, then, normally, within 5 business days, a Kaspersky Technical Support human will be in touch, also by email, you may continue to engage with the Kaspersky Technical Team via email or by updating the INC in their MyKaspersky account.

Kindly share the outcome with the Community when it’s available? 

Thank you:pray_tone3:

Flood:whale:

stop giving your mind just test.

You can downgrade to old version if old one is best for you.

Where do I download the old version

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stop giving your mind just test.

@blackmonth,

You’re welcome!

FYI: the Kaspersky Community do not “just test”, for one, there’s scant information in your post, testing is based on replicating, like for like, something you clearly do not understand, for two, the Community is made up of users of Kaspersky software (like you) , all give their time freely, to help other Community members (like you). There's a small team of Kaspersky employees - all of whom are clearly identifiable, bc, their profile shows "Kaspersky Lab Employee". For the most part, & from my observations, the willing helpers engage in providing technical analysis to address technical issues.

Thank you:pray_tone3:

Flood:whale:

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Where do I download the old version

@blackmonth

Log a case with Kaspersky Technical Support, follow the procedure in our first reply; ask them for v2020.

Thank you:pray_tone3:

Flood:whale:

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@blackmonth In some cases i can reproduce  this issue,

Please provide in your request the  file details and the selected schredding method

as well as the read/write speed : Task Manger > Performance > Disk > Read/Write Speed.

I waited 13 minutes to delete the 8mb file!
I sent a report to technical support

Am experiencing the same issue. How was this matter resolved in your case?

Hi, it is still an issue and I have not received any help from anyone. 

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Hello @taufik & @IB7

Welcome!

  1. Check the permissions of the folder/files you’re trying to delete? 
  2. Check the folder/files are not locked by another process? 
  3. Open Kaspersky application, select Settings, Manage settings → select Export settings, save the config file, select Restore settings to restore KTS to default
  4. Shutdown computer using Shutdown, not Restart, power device on, login, recheck File Shredder - follow the documentation. 
  5. If the issue persists, log a case with Kaspersky Technical Support, follow the template as in our image, however, for version, select 21.1.15.500 as Kaspersky have not updated their templates; include a detailed history, of all steps taken, screenprints & or video if they help define the problem(s), the URL to this Community topic; support may request Traces & other data, they will guide you: 

 

 

  • After submitting the case, you’ll receive an automated email with an INC+12digits reference number, then, normally, within 5 business days, a Kaspersky Technical Support human will communicate with you, also by email, you may continue to engage with the Kaspersky Technical Team via email or by updating the INC in your MyKaspersky account.

Please share the outcome, with the Community, when it’s available? 

Thank you:pray_tone3:

Flood:whale:+:whale2:

I am also having this issue.  File size or permissions does not matter. (I’ve tried many different files). The program just hangs on “deleting file” but nothing happens no matter how long I wait. I’ve never been able to use the file shredder which is one of the reasons I purchased the product. 

Did you ever find a solution?  File shredder is not working for me.  It says “deleting file” but nothing happens no matter how long I wait. 

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