Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works

Help with getting rid of files!

  • Please log in to reply



    New Member

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 6 posts
;] Okay, So I am going to be selling my computer. But I need to find out a way to get RID of all the files i have downloaded and uploaded to my computer for good. But I do not wanna delete The sorta thing's that make the computer function, like the window's and Internet. but because I herd people can bring back up your information even after it's deleted got me worried. So can anyone help?
  • 0




    Trusted Tech

  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 791 posts
Hi mythicalillusions,

Do you have a restore disk that came with the computer?
What operating system?
What kind of computer is this?

The ideal would be to have either a restore disk or a full install disk to reinstall after a complete wipe of the hard drive using a program like DBAN. A three pass wipe and nothing short of an electron microscope will find anything on the hard drive. Reformat and install fresh.

If this is not an option you will have to manually remove all your files, clear all temporary files (especially temporary internet files) and defrag the disk. CCleaner will help with the clean up and eraser will overwrite the empty sectors of the disk with a secure wipe.
  • 0

Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP