Re: Removing files and cookies

From: Juan (
Date: 12/28/02

Date: Fri, 27 Dec 2002 21:31:07 -0500
From: Juan <>

The easiest way is to reformat the hard drive and reinstall Windows.
Otherwise, you will have to remove cookies (open IE and go to
Tools/Internet Options and click on Delete Files) and delete all the
files you do not want to be accessed bu others. You will also have to
delete the Inbox.dbx and Sent.dbx or *.pst files from your pc (to remove
any email messages). On top of that, you may have to install PGP and run
it to make sure that all the files you wanted to remove are really "erased."
Thus, it is easier to reformat and reinstall.

Jackson R. Jones wrote:
> I have a company which has been open 24-hours a day for
> more than a hundred years.
> Those guys who work the graveyard shift have nothing much
> to do except to play computer . . . and some have become
> pretty salty.
> The good news is that the company has purchased a new
> computer for me. The bad news is that I must turn in my
> old computer for those guys to play with.
> We have some very private information including pay rates,
> personnel files and the combinations to private security
> vaults we protect. We have already had e-mail visits with
> a company which wants to buy our company. We have also
> visited the web site of the company which wishes to
> purchase us.
> I am not very computer literate and would appreciate the
> answers to eliminate data from the hard drives so they
> cannot be recovered, including:
> 1. Files
> 2. E-mail
> 3. Cookies
> I'm not sure if 'cookies' is the right term, but even
> though we do not plan to sell, we would not want to start
> rumors by having the night crew know we have been
> contacting a company which specializes in selling
> companies in our line of work.
> Thank you very much,
> Jack