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getting rid of information on my hard drive


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jerry1967

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is there a way or a program that will get rid of information on my hard drive?
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define get rid of

as in don't want my harddrive anymore and there are supersecret plans for building an atomic bomb on it that I don't want terrorists to get, or I want to delete love letters to my ex-girlfriend so no one can recover them.

In orther words, how paranoid are you?

Data deleted can be recovered if someone REALLY wants to do it badly enough, but there are a number of good options

http://www.heidi.ie/eraser/

is a program I like
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eraser is a great program and will probably fill your needs.
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define get rid of

as in don't want my harddrive anymore and there are supersecret plans for building an atomic bomb on it that I don't want terrorists to get, or I want to delete love letters to my ex-girlfriend so no one can recover them.

In orther words, how paranoid are you?

Data deleted can be recovered if someone REALLY wants to do it badly enough, but there are a number of good options

http://www.heidi.ie/eraser/

is a program I like

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very funny about the love letters---but yes i want to get rid of some but not all.will the eraser get rid of all or just what i want to get rid of?

Edited by jerry1967, 26 September 2005 - 01:22 PM.

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eraser is a good choice.

download, install, drag the files you wish to wipe out into the list window, File > run...the files will be overwrriten. zeroed and generally destroyed--it would take a very extensive process to recover the data. Once again, a computer forensic expert with special tools could still recover the files, possible, but general snoopers will not be able to
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