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Deleting files without trace

By sahishnu.majumdar ·
I want to delete certain classified files from my computer, and I dont want to leave any trace of that file. That is no one should be able to recover the file using system restore or by using any third party software or any other method (like using command prompt?!)

I use Windows XP SP2 and typically the files I want to delete are Microsoft Office 2007 files (like doc/docx, xls/xlsx inlcluding Microsoft One Note)

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Deleting the content

by Qus In reply to Deleting files without tr ...

Third party software usually cleans the whole contents of the drive. If you want to delete only particular files, I think the best way is open the file(s), clear its content and save it. If a program recovers that file, it contains nothing.
What do you think?
Hasan.

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There are many apps for this

by seanferd In reply to Deleting files without tr ...

and the functionality is frequently part of other file utility application suites.

http://www.fileshredder.org/
http://www.google.com/search?q=file+shredder
http://www.google.com/search?ie=UTF-8&oe=utf-8&q=secure+delete

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