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Windows 7: How do I remove deleted items??

19 Mar 2011   #1
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709
 
 
How do I remove deleted items??

I think I know when I delete things they are still on the hard. They are there and can be wrote over. Is there a way to clean those things that can be wrote over? Does Ccleaner (clean free space) do that?


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19 Mar 2011   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello LB,

Yes, CCleaner has a secure delete option that will write 0's over the data with X amount of passes that you specify. However, you have to let CCleaner say delete the files in the Recycle Bin instead for it to do so.

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Hope this helps,
Shawn


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19 Mar 2011   #3
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709
 
 

Thank you for getting back so quickly. Wipe free space also removes Recycle Bin contents; not the one on my desktop but the one used by the OS. Is that correct.
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19 Mar 2011   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Yep, it will wipe out anything that you have selected to be deleted in the main CCleaner window.

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19 Mar 2011   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709
 
 

Thanks again. I going to wipe the free space, the last one on the bottom of the list.
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19 Mar 2011   #6
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Oh, I missed that option. That should allow you to secure wipe the free space on your HDD as well.
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19 Mar 2011   #7
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709
 
 

Well I wiped the free space and it did remove all of $Recycle Bin. I really didn't need to do it for and reason I know of. I just wanted to see what would happen. Thanks again for your help. I checked and found that my restore points are still there.
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19 Mar 2011   #8
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome mate. Thank you for posting back with your results.
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