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Wipe folders from a Hard Drive

By lovell_82 ·
Is there a program to completely delete a folder from a drive, and not have any recovery tools find it?

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Look into...

by cmiller5400 In reply to Wipe folders from a Hard ...

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

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Eraser

by HextWO In reply to Wipe folders from a Hard ...

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

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File Shredder?

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to Wipe folders from a Hard ...

http://www.fileshredder .org/

Remember to remove the space from between fileshredder and .org

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CCleaner also has a wipe delete files

by markp24 In reply to Wipe folders from a Hard ...

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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