Safest Way To Delete?

My PC is going in for repair. I wanna keep the O/S on there but delete all documents, history etc.. What is the best program/way to do this? Is simply right clicking and delete good enough without formatting? Thanks.

  cowgirl66 14:36 12 Oct 2008
  Pineman100 14:58 12 Oct 2008

Right-click>delete is certainly not at all secure.

Even reformatting the drive is not completely secure against advanced data recovery techniques.

You need to run special high-security erasure software, such as that recommended by cowgirl66.

  woodchip 15:00 12 Oct 2008

After Deleting you can use programs that wipe free space

  woodchip 15:01 12 Oct 2008
  woodchip 15:03 12 Oct 2008

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