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    Can the data on thumb drives be erased and how would I do it ? thx

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    Left click on data to be deleted to highlight it and press shift/delete keys and click on ok in the popup window. That will delete the data forever.

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    Another way is to right-click on the thumbdrive in Computer then click on "format".
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    You can also use one of the secure erase tools to write 1 pass of random data to the file you wish to delete.

    cheers, Paul

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    Use the Drive Wipe tool in Ccleaner.

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    depends

    what is your requirement

    do you want to reuse the space
    then just delete the data

    want to get rid of built in crapware
    then do a reformat


    want to protect it from nsa or kgb
    then you need to drill lots of small holes through the drive
    smash it with a sledge hammer
    and then put it in a disk of gasoline and throw in a match




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    Can the data on thumb drives be erased and how would I do it ? thx

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