One option under PES 8.0 is to wipe the hard disk free space. While all the FAQs and Guides talk about what algorithim to choose, none seem to indicate exactly what is being deleted. Specifically, does the program also wipe cluster tips and or directory entries? You can clean up all the free space on the drive you want with whatever algorithm, but if the offending data is located in the slack space of one of your say .doc files then it is available to anybody you send it to or who steals it, making the cleaning of the empty space on your drive superfluous. I am asking this question because I am a little upset to learn that putting a password into a True Image .tib file only keeps True Image from opening the file and does nothing to encrypt the file so others can't read it. These are the sort of things that should be proactively indicated in the literature of Acronis. We shouldn't have to artfully question Acronis to find out the true security status of our data that we clean with Acronis products. The more we dig around here the less secure I feel.