Hi all, how do i delete files from my PC from a business point of view. We were recently hacked into at work and info was used to access sales order and purchase order files, although they had been put through a DOD Shredder (ie 10 wipes).
I know a little about computers and would have thought that this info would have been gone for good. Now i hear that there is a software thats capable of retrieving any files that have been deleted.
So..What is the best way to permanentley delete sensitive files once and for all, apart from swapping hard drives?
"info was used to access sales order and purchase order files, although they had been put through a DOD Shredder (ie 10 wipes)."
There is no software in existence that can recover files wiped to that standard, as long as the wiping program was used correctly, and functioned correctly. It just simply can't be done without very specialised equipment - not software.
But - read this about shadow copies. Unless wiping software deletes these too - the data is still recoverable from unerased shadow copies.