To delete the persistent volume of a Tails device, choose Delete button., and click on the
This can be useful in order to delete all the files saved to the persistent volume in a single operation. You can later create a new persistent volume on the same device without having to reinstall Tails.
Securely delete the persistent volume
- Format the device and create a single encrypted partition on the whole device. This step deletes both Tails and the persistent volume.
- Securely clean all the available disk space on this new encrypted partition.
- Reinstall Tails on the device.
- Start Tails from the device and create a new persistent volume.