Data shredder

  CKHUK 14:40 17 Dec 2005

I am disposing of my 5 year old computer, and am worried that the new owner may be able to access my private data.

Please can anyone advise me:

If I delete all my files, the run a complete defragmentation, will this safely overwrite all my personal stuff?

Or, will I have to buy a commercial data shredder?


  Chris Webster 14:43 17 Dec 2005

Have a look through the downloads section under the security heading.

Cheers Chris.

  Freddog™ 14:43 17 Dec 2005

How big is the HDD?

  bremner 14:43 17 Dec 2005

This will do what you require click here.

Use it to delete the files and then run it over the unused disk area.

  Chris Webster 14:44 17 Dec 2005
  Kenneth-266656 14:46 17 Dec 2005

Or try this click here

  PaulB2005 15:21 17 Dec 2005

click here

Darik's Boot and Nuke ("DBAN") is a self-contained boot floppy that securely wipes the hard disks of most computers. DBAN is appropriate for bulk or emergency data destruction.

click here is the one you'll want.

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