Re: Please explain secure file deletion methods
Date: Thu, 23 Sep 2004 07:19:33 -0400
Many of those tools also handle wiping files that aren't there, by wiping
free space, slack space, swap file, etc. Check out BCwipe from
www.jetico.com There are others as well. Doing this really only helps if
someone has unrestricted physical access to your computer or your hard
drive. It is very very unlikely anyone would retrieve those files remotely.
"Headtheball" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> I am totally flumoxed by the term 'Secure Deletion'. There are tools that
> say that they can delete files and folders beyond recovery using military
> strength algorithms etc etc, that is fine for files that you can access
> what do you do with the ones that are still lurking on your hard drive,
> do you get rid of those? I have run several erase progs but have still
> easily able to recover so called deleted files and folders using a program
> called 'Recover my Files'. Do you have to undelete them before you can
> them? Can anyone please explain what to do?
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