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Old 04-11-2009, 05:58 PM   #1
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Default permanently deleting data

I understand that the only secure way to delete data is too destroy the hard drive, but I am curious if there are any good free programs that can erase the empty space on my HD as good as possible. I just deleted a bunch of important files (selling my laptop) and I want to make sure that they are at not easily retrievable since they are still physically on the hard drive. I would reformat and use dban but I do not have my original OS disk so this sounds like the best method.

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Old 04-11-2009, 06:01 PM   #2
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I use RevoUninstaller.

It has many uses as well as permanently getting rid of 'deleted' data
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Why not format the drive completely with a good cleaning program then just reinstall your operating system?
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Why not format the drive completely with a good cleaning program then just reinstall your operating system?
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I do not have my original OS disk
OK. . .


I believe that Kill Disk can be used to help permanently erase deleted files.
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