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Windows 7: CCleaner - How to securely erase

17 Dec 2009   #1
churin

W7 Ult x64 and W8 Pro x64
 
 
CCleaner - How to securely erase

I have just installed CCleaner and am wondering how to securely erase files and folders using this software. If I right-click on the Recycle bin the context menu shown includes "Run CCleaner". Is this it?


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17 Dec 2009   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I don't know of a way to erase individual files using CCleaner. Try using Eraser, or another similar program.

CCleaner can wipe free space on drives, if that's what you are thinking about.
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17 Dec 2009   #3
Tepid

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by churin View Post
I have just installed CCleaner and am wondering how to securely erase files and folders using this software. If I right-click on the Recycle bin the context menu shown includes "Run CCleaner". Is this it?
Yes,, and in options you can choose how many passes when it does it's clean up, that option is global when cleaning up. There are options to also do folders etc, but I don't use it.

I also recommend Eraser.
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18 Dec 2009   #4
churin

W7 Ult x64 and W8 Pro x64
 
 

Thanks everyone for your response.
I have found a user guide for the CCleaner and my problem has been resolved.
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