Re: making files unrecoverable

From: Headtheball (noanswer_at_hotmail.com)
Date: 09/22/04


Date: Wed, 22 Sep 2004 16:38:45 +0100

doesn't work Mike,
I tried that cmd line and itsaid not recognised. where do i get the cipher
tool from? I thought that it came with sp2
"Miha Pihler" <mihap-news@atlantis.si> wrote in message
news:u2pp3oKoEHA.3172@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> Hi,
>
> It is a command line tool that comes with Windows XP and Windows 2003.
> tool help file on /W option:
>
> *************************
> Removes data from available unused disk space on the entire volume. If
> this
> option is chosen, all other options are ignored. The directory specified
> can
> be anywhere in a local volume. If it is a mount point or points to a
> directory in another volume, the data on that volume will be removed.
> *************************
>
> Correct syntax to run would be e.g.
>
> cipher /w:c:\
>
> Mike
>
> "Headtheball" <noanswer@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:uQjRt3JoEHA.1776@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>> Hi Brian, is it a freebie and what does it do exactly
>> "Brian Komar" <bkomar@nospam.identit.ca> wrote in message
>> news:MPG.1bbb24003d104657989687@msnews.microsoft.com...
>> > In article <#P5bWpJoEHA.628@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl>,
>> > noanswer@hotmail.com says...
>> >> Hi Mike,
>> >> can you suggest any free disk wipe tools.Do these only wipe deleted
> data?
>> > <snip>
>> > Hi Heath,
>> >
>> > If you are running Windows XP, try running cipher /x, it
>> > is supposed to wipe all unused areas of the disk
>> >
>> > Brian
>>
>>
>
>