Need to copy files without leaving a trace

  ukhomerj2003 10:27 13 Dec 2004

I am due to be dismissed on unfair grounds by my employer, and I need to copy files from my laptop to a Cd in order to poduce them at a later date at an Unfair Dismissal Hearing.

How can I remove the files, and ensure the compnay doesnt know I have done this.


  Smegs 10:41 13 Dec 2004

Be very careful, as what you are trying to do is Illegal, I think.

Someone did this at my wifes place of work, and they lost due to what you are doing. You are not allowed to remove/copy any software from works PC's as it's not your's.

F.E will jump on me if I wrong.

  ukhomerj2003 10:44 13 Dec 2004

Even tho these files are mine, generated by myself.

They are logs of interviews and my own private records.


  Graham ® 10:57 13 Dec 2004

Copying the files to CD will not leave a trace you have done so. Deleting the files is another matter, they could be recovered later.

  jack 14:13 13 Dec 2004

This is technical advice, what you do is what YOU do
Using the Cut option rather than copy will transfer
a file from one location to another, leaving no discernable record in the original folder/machine.
However I do beleive as has been said so often before, there is no sure fire way to remove any data from a hardrive once written short of destroying the drive.

  Magik ®© 14:17 13 Dec 2004

if you have time, move the files then run a programme like "puffer" which will overwrite all free space, you can set the times it will overwrite........

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