Free Space

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by Infected, Jul 31, 2015.

  1. Infected

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    How many of you wipe the free space off your HDD? And what program do you use? I see the option with CCleaner. But sorta leery doing it.
     
  2. J_L

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    I only do it when I've delete something sensitive w/o shredding it, and can't locate the file on Recuva to erase it. Otherwise, little point unless you're compressing your virtual machine.
     
  3. xxJackxx

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    Sometimes at work we have access to PHI so we blow it out with O&O SafeErase.
     
  4. Infected

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    Thanks, just wanted to know what peoples opinion of it was.
     
  5. Snoop3

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    i was trying to think of what other programs wipe free space now. and wondering if its advisable on an SSD.
     
  6. Infected

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    Yes, I was going to ask the same thing about a SSD. I know SDelete can wipe free space also.
     
  7. Snoop3

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    i looked at SDelete but im not good at command line stuff.

    found some others here:

    http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?sc=112

    some of the better (and more specific to wiping of free space) ones like Eraser are lower on the page.
     
    Last edited: Aug 1, 2015
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