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Vanity**Permanently Deleting Files
Vanity ^ | 12/10/2018 | Outofsalt

Posted on 12/10/2018 12:55:25 PM PST by outofsalt

With Windows 10 (and probably many other OS's) when you delete a file, be it email or others, it is not really deleted but is recoverable. I have a large bunch of "deleted" emails and quite a few personal records that I want to permanently remove from the hard drive. I am looking for suggestions on "shredder" programs (or are they all, "Apps" now?)


TOPICS: Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: ccleaner; deletefiles; filesdelete; harddrive
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Free is best but secure is what I'm more concerned about. Any input is appreciated and preferably at the level of a dumb 2nd grader. Kids today know so much more...
1 posted on 12/10/2018 12:55:25 PM PST by outofsalt
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To: outofsalt

ccleaner


2 posted on 12/10/2018 12:57:18 PM PST by Mr. K (No consequence of repealing Obamacare is worse than Obamacare itself.)
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To: outofsalt

I hear bleach bit and hammers do a decent job....or a fire in the bathroom.

*sorry to use your dilemma to make a joke ;)


3 posted on 12/10/2018 12:57:29 PM PST by JudyinCanada
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To: outofsalt

Well didn’t Hillary use a cloth?


4 posted on 12/10/2018 12:58:00 PM PST by IC Ken (Stop making stupid people famous)
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To: dayglored

Ping.


5 posted on 12/10/2018 12:58:11 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: outofsalt

6 posted on 12/10/2018 12:58:54 PM PST by dead (Our next president is going to be sooooo boring.)
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To: outofsalt

Ask Hillary. She knows what to do.


7 posted on 12/10/2018 12:59:01 PM PST by Revel
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To: outofsalt

‘You mean with a cloth?”

What about “BleachBit”? Maybe that’s for the whole HD? Where do the “deleted” reside? Better let the experts answer this one.


8 posted on 12/10/2018 12:59:05 PM PST by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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To: outofsalt

Is that you Hillary?


9 posted on 12/10/2018 12:59:29 PM PST by Hugin ("Not one step rom his weapons should a traveler take"...Havamal 38)
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To: JudyinCanada

No you’re not, you just beat us all to it....


10 posted on 12/10/2018 1:00:02 PM PST by Doogle (( USAF.68-73....8th TFW Ubon Thailand....never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: outofsalt
Sorry couldn't resist a Hillary joke.

Bleach bit is good. But you mention emails. Emails are tricky. I have Yahoo I use and they host my business account. They keep records of emails forever. So emails really depend on who your account is listed with.

11 posted on 12/10/2018 1:00:42 PM PST by IC Ken (Stop making stupid people famous)
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To: outofsalt

I use CCleaner Free. Works fine, and I don’t need the extras you pay for, since I have other programs to do that work.


12 posted on 12/10/2018 1:00:55 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: outofsalt; Mr. K

I believe “CCleaner” has a “free-space wipe” feature.

https://www.ccleaner.com/


13 posted on 12/10/2018 1:02:20 PM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: outofsalt

There is always the gets rid of everything amazing hillary cleaning cloth app. Sorry, I couldn’t help it.


14 posted on 12/10/2018 1:02:20 PM PST by rktman ( #My2nd! Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH)
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To: dead

Say hello to my little cloth!


15 posted on 12/10/2018 1:02:54 PM PST by rktman ( #My2nd! Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH)
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To: outofsalt

Don’t do anything on the net that requires you to permantly erase?
Although, its usually to late when someone says that to you.


16 posted on 12/10/2018 1:03:53 PM PST by Leep (we need a Trump like leader for President 2024!)
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To: outofsalt

Hillary Clinton should be able to help.


17 posted on 12/10/2018 1:04:07 PM PST by Lazamataz (You know, when I advised Democrats to vote AFTER Nov 6th, I didn't think they'd actually DO it.)
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To: outofsalt

ccleaner is one of the most trusted but with windows 10 there is already a built-in command.

from an elevated command prompt “cipher /w:C:” will run a secure delete on all free space on the C: drive, you can also specify a specific folder.

It works by writing random encrypted data over the free space and then deleting it, pretty much the same as ccleaner.


18 posted on 12/10/2018 1:04:28 PM PST by WarlordBK
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To: IC Ken

I don’t want to wipe the whole hard drive just individual items.
I should have predicted the “Hillary” onslaught... I am not Hillary nor John Podesta, nor a Russian bot!)


19 posted on 12/10/2018 1:05:07 PM PST by outofsalt (If history teaches us anything, it's that history rarely teaches us anything.)
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To: outofsalt

Only one guarantee. Remove the hdd, install a new hdd and reinstall a new os. Take the old hdd apart and play with the magnets. Remove the platters and #uck them up any way you see fit. Or just shoot the hdd with you handgun or rifle of choice.


20 posted on 12/10/2018 1:05:09 PM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (All I know is what I read in the papers.)
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