need to erase free space of my hard disk what can i use?

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  1. mantra

    mantra Registered Member

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    Hi
    i want to clean/erase the free space of my hard disks

    i tried jv16 power tool but it's bloody slow

    what can i use?

    thanks
     
  2. HURST

    HURST Registered Member

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    Heidi's Eraser (www.heidi.ie)

    Just 1 pass zeros is enough.
    Good luck!
     
  3. mantra

    mantra Registered Member

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    thanks
    why good luck? is dangerous?
     
  4. chris1341

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    Not really. Lots of threads on this over a few of the forums here at Wilders. This one I found interesting and it covers the issues and main software solutions you might want to consider. The OP also links to other interesting threads on the matter and some good links elsewhere throughout. Like most in depth discussions on this issue it gets a bit bogged down on the pro's and cons of Evidence Eliminator but that aside it will hopefully help.

    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=209024&highlight=erase free space

    For what it's worth I liked Eraser sand CyberScrub. Seemed to work fine for me. Eraser is also free.

    Cheers
     
  5. wtsinnc

    wtsinnc Registered Member

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    You can do this with Glary Utilities.
    http://www.glaryutilities.com/
    (Privacy and Security Module/File Shredder/Wipe Free Space).

    I have used it numerous times; no complaints.
     
  6. mantra

    mantra Registered Member

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    thanks to all
    is there a tool that doesn't need install?
     
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    Bit late maybe...

    Check out this thread at Sysinternals forum here using SDelete by Sysinternals:
     
  9. GlobalForce

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    Nice pointer there Tony, good for practical purposes.

    S
     
  10. pandlouk

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    The freeware Disk Redactor comes with an installer but is portable. You only need the executable from the installation folder.
     
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