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Windows 7: How to delete the USB storage history

06 Sep 2012   #21
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yxq View Post
Do not ask why please, because i only want to study computer knowledge! Thank you.
Wanting to learn has nothing to do with privacy. You were questioned as to why, because simply put, there's no reason to mess with these settings. Spend your efforts and time learning something useful. No data is stored that would put your privacy in jeopardy.

As for the legal battles over the history...I don't fully believe that. Any company that deals with such sensitive data wouldn't permit employees to use personal USB drives...or any flash drives for that matter. If there's no electronic block, you would have signed an agreement not to use one. Producing the drive is pointless as well, because any data that could have been moved to it could have been securely erased anyway....proving nothing in the end.


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06 Sep 2012   #22
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I agree Deacon, we should avoid any more advice to this OP.
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12 Sep 2012   #23
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yxq View Post
Do not ask why please, because i only want to study computer knowledge! Thank you.
Wanting to learn has nothing to do with privacy. You were questioned as to why, because simply put, there's no reason to mess with these settings. Spend your efforts and time learning something useful. No data is stored that would put your privacy in jeopardy.

As for the legal battles over the history...I don't fully believe that. Any company that deals with such sensitive data wouldn't permit employees to use personal USB drives...or any flash drives for that matter. If there's no electronic block, you would have signed an agreement not to use one. Producing the drive is pointless as well, because any data that could have been moved to it could have been securely erased anyway....proving nothing in the end.
+1 Completely Correct! Plus we have software on the network that monitors USB devices. We don't care what is in the local machines registry. -WS
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12 Sep 2012   #24
cytherian

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

You'd think that there must be utilities to wipe a USB drive clean, if doing a full format doesn't do the trick.

If I had lots of sensitive data on a USB drive that I copied elsewhere and didn't want recoverable from the drive, I'd delete all the files then copy over useless data (like large videos) to overwrite the memory space. Once the useless data is deleted, only that can be recovered not what came before it. Right?


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WindowsStar View Post
+1 Completely Correct! Plus we have software on the network that monitors USB devices. We don't care what is in the local machines registry. -WS
Ah, but couldn't someone disconnect themselves from the network when loading the USB drive, do their business, disconnect it, then log back onto the network?
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