Overwrite deleted files

  wobbly76 15:05 01 Sep 2006

Does Windows XP have the option to overwrite files you have deleted, so they can't be dug up again, Mac has a very good one so I just wondered if we could do the same with Win.XP


  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 15:20 01 Sep 2006

No but 3rd party File erasers :-
Eraser click here
Ultrawipe click here
SuperShredder click here
killdisk click here

  wobbly76 15:34 01 Sep 2006

Fruit Bat,
killdisk looks the best bet, but even that doesn't say that it will only remove deleted items and leaving everything else intact.


  vinnyT 15:52 01 Sep 2006

Eraser will enable you to choose which files to delete, either by its' own program interface (double click the .exe file) or by right clicking the file/s in explorer (or other file manager, ie powerdesk).

I use killdisk if I just want to erase the whole disk, as I can boot to the floppy/cd and run it from there.

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