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By jarif93 ·
how do i delete data permanently from my hard driv.

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by TraverseTek In reply to data

Well, the simple answer is: The only way to delete something from you hard drive (and make it permanently unrecoverable) is to overwrite it with other data many times. There are many different software titles available to do this ranging from freeto costly. Go to any shareware/software site, such as www.download.com, and look for "File and Disk Management." Or try a Google search using keywords such as wipe, info, hard drive, erase.

Good Luck :-)

Joe

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by cglrcng In reply to data

The actual technical answer to make the data "Completely Unrecoverable" is to take the drive out of the case, take the drive apart, remove the platters the data is saved on, beat them to a puld on the surface of your garage floor or driveway w/ a hammer, shred them into very small pieces then burn them beyond recognition. There is no technical way to remove data from a hard disk beyond destruction of the actual disk.

But you do lessen the chance of the rebuilding & recovery of the data by writing over the data many times (a Govt. approved method is a three step process, (unless it is secure or secret info), when the above process is the norm.

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by ACSTech01 In reply to data

You can use Norton Utilities Wipe Info, or if you really want extreme privacy, you can use another util to completely write over all the data several times. Be sure to back up!

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