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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.

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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 ?
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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.
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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,

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