Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Hardware
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 01-30-2009, 09:02 PM   #1
Beta Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 4
Default Help Please

I have some files I want to delete for good, I know they go to the recycle bin and I can delete 'em from there, but I'm unsure. I want another way, so help please?

Besides I've heard it is possible to restore deleted files even if I format my PC, you know format like deleting files and stuffs.


So help me pleaaaaaaaaaase. Thx.
__________________

x_Za is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2009, 02:40 PM   #2
In Runtime
 
darroll's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 242
Default Re: Help Please

No files are gone when you delete them.
Later the 'space" on your hard drive will be over-written. This deletes the files.
__________________

darroll is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2009, 02:56 PM   #3
Fully Optimized
 
tom-knox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 2,451
Send a message via MSN to tom-knox
Default Re: Help Please

When you delete a file it doesn't delete it as in set all the segment back to 00000000's it just marks it for over writing and restores the space in your spec to how much you've saved from that delete. There are programs that can fully wipe a file but the only safe way would be to move what you want to a new HDD then smash the old one up with a lead hammer and set it on fire.
__________________
New laptop:
2.1 Ghz Core 2 Duo processor :: nVidia GT150m :: 15.6" HD LCD :: 4gb RAM :: 320gb HDD

New player: iPhone 4 32gb
tom-knox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2009, 02:59 PM   #4
Omnipotent One
 
Atomic Rooster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: USA
Posts: 11,161
Send a message via AIM to Atomic Rooster Send a message via Yahoo to Atomic Rooster
Default Re: Help Please

Here ya go:

Permanent file delete 1.0.0.4

Sure Delete 5.1.1
Atomic Rooster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2009, 03:42 PM   #5
Daemon Poster
 
netBooger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 557
Send a message via AIM to netBooger Send a message via MSN to netBooger
Default Re: Help Please

There are ways to completely delete (or at least make them unrecoverable) files as well as erase hard drives without destroying them. The links Atomic Rooster gave will work just fine.
__________________
|| Cosmos 1000 || Asus Maximus Formula SE || Q6850 3.00GHz || Zalman 9700NT || BFG 8800GTX OC || 4GB Corsair Dominator 1066mhz || Enermax Galaxy 850W || Windows Vista Ultimate 64 || WD Raptor 150GB x2 + WD Caviar 350GB ||
netBooger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2009, 03:45 PM   #6
Fully Optimized
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: England
Posts: 3,390
Default Re: Help Please

This will get rid of deleted files completely.
__________________
Lenovo ThinkPad T410 - i7 620M - 8GB RAM - Crucial M4 120GB SSD - 250GB 2nd drive - Intel HD 3000 GPU - 1440x900 - Windows 7/8
REMENIZ Computers
Remeniz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2009, 10:19 PM   #7
Beta Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 4
Default Re: Help Please

Thank you all for the help, but please explain how can those programmes delete deleted files? they only delete the files that I didn't delete yet.
x_Za is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2009, 10:32 PM   #8
Solid State Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 8
Default Re: Help Please

Have you considered Cyberscrub which erases all the deleted stuff from your PC.
http://www.cyberscrub.com/products/privacysuite/
Valvoline is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2009, 11:09 PM   #9
Beta Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 4
Default Re: Help Please

I'll give it a try, just see if can you answer my question above.
x_Za is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2009, 12:19 AM   #10
Daemon Poster
 
PokerDegenerate's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 1,465
Default Re: Help Please

the way those programs get rid of the information totally is they delete the files and then write over the files and then delete those files and write over those and keep doing a process like that in order to completely make the information irretrievable...
__________________

__________________
Raidmax Smilodon Extreme Black Case -|-AMD Phenom II x4 955 BE @ 3829.50 Mhz (18.5 x 207, vcore 1.424, NB 2600 mhz, HT link 2200 mhz) -|- Xigmatek Dark Knight S1283V -|- Gigabyte MA790XT-UD4P Mobo -|- G. Skill 6Gb (3 x 2Gb) DDR3 1333 RAM 7-7-7-18-2t -|- WD Caviar 7200 RPM 1 TB HDD -|- OCZ GameXtreme 700W -|- Radeon 4870 1Gb @ 780/1050 -|- Asus VW202NR 20" wide-screen -|- Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit -|- Saitek Cyborg Keyboard -|- Razer Lachesis Mouse
PokerDegenerate is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:37 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0