I noticed that in my Windows Cryptomator installation, I could not delete files from within the unlocked vault (WebDrive) using a file shredding utility. Using the Windows delete function does work and the files don’t appear in the Trash Bin, as expected (from what I’ve read on other posts).
Is it secure to delete the files using the Windows delete function? I just want to make sure the cleartext version of the deleted files cannot be accessed at a later time. My guess is that the actual deleted files are the encrypted version so it would be meaningless even if they were recovered from the hard drive.
I also tried to move a file from an unlocked vault to an unencrypted local drive location and then use a file shredding utility to delete it securely. That does work, but I’m guessing that this is unnecessary assuming the answer to question 1 is “yes”.
Thanks in advance!