Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Completely destroying items long after deletion

25 Jun 2011   #11

Windows 7

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobkn View Post
Don't forget to wear your tinfoil hat.

It's well polished and sat atop my head as I type.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Jun 2011   #12

Windows 10 Pro

Darik's Boot And Nuke | Hard Drive Disk Wipe and Data Clearing
This will write random data onto a hard drive for as many passes as you want. Uses really good algorithms for random data. But this will blow away everything on the drive. Only sure fire way to get rid of old data is with a BFH.
BFH, Are you saying Dariks Boot and Nuke will do what I want or will only erase new files securely ?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Jun 2011   #13

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit

Darik's Boot and Nuke will wipe the ENTIRE drive, including but not limited to files that have been deleted from the recycle bin. That's easy to do and there are a lot of programs that will do this. But they won't wipe just deleted files--they wipe everything.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

25 Jun 2011   #14
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64

Hope you either don't have a lot of free space on the hard drive, or if you do lots of time,

Completely destroying items long after deletion-ccleaner.png

My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Completely destroying items long after deletion

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Mal- Ware destroying Start Windows in Safe Mode
Fellow nerds of the Internet! Hear my plea!!! Recently my computer was attacked by an especially powerful mal-ware program. I was browsing the Internet, and than suddenly a large white document with no means of exiting <ctrl alt delete does not work, and there is no X to close it>...
System Security
completely remove 'recent items' option from save as/open dialog
thanks a bunch for all these useful tips. i've locked down my terminal servers ALMOST perfectly now. one thing remains..... any way to completely remove the 'recent items' option from the save as/open dialouge?? thanks a bunch
Sort by date takes long time for items to show
I have a music folder with 1,440 files and 38 folders and I like to keep the ones I've just added at the top. When I set the folder to sort by Date, it usually takes about a minute for the folder to show fully. The hard drive is a Seagate Barracuda 7200.10. Is there anything I can do to speed it...
Performance & Maintenance
Windows 7 Problem after destroying a wrong file
Ok, I am new to this forum and might be on the wrong section of the site, and if so, moderators can move this to approriate place. So, yesterday after I had to reinstall steam, was overthinking and didnt go to control panel to uninstall it so, I googled, Steam Reinstall and went to the site...
General Discussion
Discovering items (when copying, deleting, etc) takes a long time
When i move files from different partitions or try to delete files or add files to a flash drive it discovers items or calculates and takes too long. Ive read different solutions like check in safe mode, get rid of antivirus software, rebuild index, etc Since theres so many solutions need to...
Performance & Maintenance
'Destroying' DVD-R
Hey guys, I just put some data onto 2 DVD-Rs, being stupid I forgot to password protect the files and encrypt the file name so if anyone got hold of these DVDs now theyd have access to all the files on there. So I was wondering if theres a way to get rid of the data on there? Theyre not...
Hardware & Devices

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:11.

Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App