Analysing A Hard Drive.

  Help! :D 22:23 21 Oct 2003

I have a my own company and i have a lot of my details on my computer about bank accounts, please can you tell me how to delete file FOR GOOD so that even after analysing my hard drive it will no be there.

Ajay Phull

  Chegs ® 22:35 21 Oct 2003

The only guaranteed way to completely erase all traces of files is to physically destroy the hdd.There are progs available that claim to remove all traces,but they would really only prevent a novice from recovering the data.

  woodchip 22:48 21 Oct 2003

Fully agree, but you could run these from a CDRW. I do with Quicken. I loaded the Program onto a CDRW, and when I need to input data I just stick the CDRW in the Drive and use like Hard Drive. no info on Hard Drive take it with me to a new comp if I want just have to then create a shortcut to the CD Program .EXE file.

PS if you used a cleaner on your drive it would as above only deter amateurs. But then who is going to look anyway.

  Help! :D 21:29 23 Oct 2003

Thank you, I have found one program which can overwrite the file up to 8 time please could you have a look and tell me what you think.
P.S Thank you agian

  Jester2K II 21:49 23 Oct 2003

What program?

  DieSse 22:25 23 Oct 2003

Try System Mechanic - it has a secure delete facility as well as many other excellent tools. There is a free 30 day trial from click here

"Secure Delete" programs will protect you totally from anything other than a forensic examination of your drive with specialised equipment.

  Help! :D 20:52 24 Oct 2003

How does forensic examination work, by the way the site is click here , its called secure clean.

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