clean old files

  hubdean 16:09 17 May 2008

Im selling my computer i have just put it back to factory setting.
can you tell me have to ensure my private data which could still be in the computer is wiped
whats a good program to wipe these files.
As im told they are still in the memory somewhere.
i wiped one computer i had and it took out everything left nothing at all on the drive.
Dont want to do that again.


  Clapton is God 16:13 17 May 2008

click here has a file shredder option

  wee eddie 16:14 17 May 2008

Most of the products that I have seen, clear the drive of everything.

Whereas I would like to leave Windows intact, so that the Purchaser has a Working PC, with all my files destroyed.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 16:16 17 May 2008
  hubdean 16:17 17 May 2008

Yes thats what Happend to my old computer
left me with no (glue parts)?????
So got to be carefull what is wiped

  mfletch 16:18 17 May 2008

Eraser can clean the unused parts of the hard drive {wipe clean}

click here


  Clapton is God 16:22 17 May 2008

To elaborate.

The File Shredder option in Glary Utilities (which I've used) does what it says on the tin.

You are correct in saying that, even if you delete ALL files to the Recycle Bin and then empty the Recycle Bin, those files are still recoverable.

Glary literally shreds those deleted files so that they cannot be recovered at all. Windows is left intact and operable.

  hubdean 16:26 17 May 2008

Ok Im going to use Glary Utilities and do what it says on the tin
Thanks Clapton is God

  hubdean 16:27 17 May 2008

Thanks for all your help
i Will tell you if i get back

  Rob_08 16:30 17 May 2008

you need to wipe all the free space on the drive.
There are a number of utilities which can do it.
i use East tec eraser 2008.

  hubdean 16:48 17 May 2008

Well i did what it says on the tin
now its wipeing free space 300gb could take some time.

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