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Wipe folders from a Hard Drive

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Wipe folders from a Hard Drive

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Is there a program to completely delete a folder from a drive, and not have any recovery tools find it?
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    cmiller5400

    Look into PGP, at one point they had a wipe feature exactly like that.

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    HextWO

    I use Eraser from http://eraser.heidi.ie/
    It is fast and free.

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    OH Smeg

    http://www.fileshredder .org/

    Remember to remove the space from between fileshredder and .org

    Col

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    markp24

    hi

    i f i was you i would delete the files and recreate them with 0 bytes same with the folder,
    then delete them again and use any of the prior mention utilitues to wipe the free space, then i would defrag the drive, then creat the folder of the same name again, and fill it with file name,s

    then delete them again, use a DOD level wipe/fileshedder
    dump a bunch of files on there to fill up the free space (soem named the same as the folder/files)
    then delete them
    defrag again and

    do a wipe on the free space again.

    then test with some recovery utilites to see if i could get the files back. :-)

    yes alot of work, so it may be cheaper and easier to clone the data to a new disk, and physically destroy that one . :-) lol im being silly)

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    cmiller5400

    Look into PGP, at one point they had a wipe feature exactly like that.

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    HextWO

    I use Eraser from http://eraser.heidi.ie/
    It is fast and free.

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    OH Smeg

    http://www.fileshredder .org/

    Remember to remove the space from between fileshredder and .org

    Col

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    markp24

    hi

    i f i was you i would delete the files and recreate them with 0 bytes same with the folder,
    then delete them again and use any of the prior mention utilitues to wipe the free space, then i would defrag the drive, then creat the folder of the same name again, and fill it with file name,s

    then delete them again, use a DOD level wipe/fileshedder
    dump a bunch of files on there to fill up the free space (soem named the same as the folder/files)
    then delete them
    defrag again and

    do a wipe on the free space again.

    then test with some recovery utilites to see if i could get the files back. :-)

    yes alot of work, so it may be cheaper and easier to clone the data to a new disk, and physically destroy that one . :-) lol im being silly)