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    Deletion of Deleted Files

    Greetings,

    I have a question. I have and am familar with file recovery prgms. What I am looking for is something to completly wipe stuff that has been already deleted.

    I have various utilities to clean up the hard drive, but nothing I have seems to address this ability?


    Any Ideas?


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    Re: Deletion of Deleted Files

    Not a utility but a trick I have seen a colleague use. He created a text file filled with 1's and 0's of about 500 Mb in size and just copies and pastes it to the hard drive until it fills up. This overwrites all the data areas
    Jerry

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    Re: Deletion of Deleted Files

    I've used the Sysinternals command-line utility SDelete for this. Not sure whether it has undergone any changes since Microsoft's takeover.

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinte...s/bb897443.aspx

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    Re: Deletion of Deleted Files

    There are severl options listed here. But this seems to be what you are looking for.
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    Re: Deletion of Deleted Files

    All,
    Thanks for the tips. I shall investigate the different options..


    BRad

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    Re: Deletion of Deleted Files

    I use Eraser
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    Re: Deletion of Deleted Files

    I used to use PGP 7 back in my Win98 days and haven't had to use it since until recently, but I installed the program in my WinXP box and there are problems with some PGP service. The program won't run, so the above suggestions are very timely. <img src=/S/cool.gif border=0 alt=cool width=15 height=15>
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