How do I delete files (never to return)?

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  1. wizzo

    wizzo Registered Member

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    I have run Tracks eraser pro 5.0 inc cleaning free space (3X) but when I run RECOVER MY FILES 2.91 it recovers old images from web pages ie at location C:\[DIR00014975]. How can these be deleted. I have been into dos and can't see them

    I am running win 2000 sp4. can anyone help?
     
  2. no13

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  3. wizzo

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    Thanks No 13! excelllent program!

    thanx again
     
  4. coollar

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    Hi,

    If you ever happen to accidentally delete files that were important for you, Active@ undelete of Uneraser (DOS) can help you. Theese are data recovery tools with extremely powerful algorithm that never failed me before, and were able to restore files, even those I considered completely dead.

    http://www.active-undelete.com/

    http://www.uneraser.com/
     
  5. Infinity

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    Format /C with Gutman method ;)

    /could not resist :D
     
  6. ErikAlbert

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    Erasing costs $0.00 and Unerasing costs $49.99. :D
     
  7. Another vote for Eraser. A fantastic freebie! I can't imagine being without it.
     
  8. ravin

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    at command prompt type cypher /? for options.
     
  9. Tassie_Devils

    Tassie_Devils Global Moderator

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    Yep :D
     

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    If you have it ( and yuo possibly should)

    Spybot S&D has a "secure shredder" in the 'Tools' section.

    Other than that Eraser is the goods.

    Regards
     
  11. tansu

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    Nice app. Easier than using Spybot :D
     
  13. Tom772

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    you guys ever use AnalogX super shredder? Hey Tassie, ''102'' passes damn thats some serious shreddin!!;)

    tom
     
  14. ErikAlbert

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    No, but it's freeware and an alternative.
    SuperShredder v1.01
    http://www.analogx.com/contents/download/system/shred.htm
    to whom, it may concern :)
     
  15. Tassie_Devils

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    lol, I only added that in for a laugh. :D :D :D :D I tried it once on a 500kb file, dang, took forever, I'd seriously have to have a v-e-r-y sensitive file to erase to use that option though. :blink:

    Cheers TAS
     
  16. ErikAlbert

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    After reading this, I'm not going to use this one.
    I better use Eraser, but I don't think I will find the "Tassie's Killing Fields" in my Eraser. :'(
     
  17. nadirah

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    try my method, its worse and more lethal... :eek:
     

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    thanks for posting eraser i tried to use eraser it really works
     
  19. Franklin

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    Decided to try out Eraser to wipe free space on C.It couldn't get at around 350 cluster tips yet seemed to do ok,or so I thought.

    After Eraser finished I analysed with Perfect disk and my MFT was double the size which reverted back to nornal after a reboot.

    Might add checkdisk booted in at restart.

    So then I run my file recovery wizard which ususally finds 300-400 files after a general cleanup and it finds 12,500 orphaned files.

    Probably the overwrite process.Anyone know for sure.C is 5gig with 1.3 gig of data.

    XP pro sp2
     
  20. hollywoodpc

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    OUCH !!!!!! DANGGG
     
  21. mannagills

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    Webwasher
     
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    Pocket Killbox :D or The Avenger :cool:
     
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  23. Pieter_Arntz

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    Both make backups.

    I can't shake the feeling that was not the intention of this thread. ;)

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
  24. Alphalutra1

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    You know what I mean, at least I think you do :rolleyes: . But they do do a very good job at destroying files, don't they :D

    Alphalutra1
     
  25. ric

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    Re: Mannagills Advice to use Webwasher by Cyberguard I Use This program It makes your net surfing very safe It filters Referers,Urls,web bugs, cookies alows you to change your browsers name etc. BUT IT WILL NOT delete files and make them go away forever.
    That Program would be WINDOW WASHER by Webroot RIC
     
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