Remove data

Discussion in 'Paragon Partition Manager Product Line' started by ward, Dec 25, 2010.

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  1. ward

    ward Registered Member

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    Hi, how I can remove content of a external usb drive?

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    [quick] format it like any other drive? Unless it has some special partition in which case there is usually a removal tool to download (from manufacturer's site)
     
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    This is exactly the problem: I was to create a backup of the os (win. xp) upon the external hd and I interupt that. Now I want remove the content from that external hd; is that possible?

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    did you try to format the disk?
     
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    No, it is not already formatted?
     
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    It is formatted but you wanted to remove something that is on the drive (some content that you mentioned). I assumed that delete does not work in which case next thing to try is to format the disk
     
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    Ok, in this case it is need to format the hd if I understand that. Is it not possible to cleanup or delete the content with using the hd manager program?
     
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    Hi, thanks Cudni for the usefull info about cleanup the external drive. :)

    When I format that drive, is it true or not that the first hard disk track be removed also?
     
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    Hi ward

    You say you have Paragon HDM 2010, you should be able to use the Wiping Data feature [tool] to destroy any data.

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    OK, thank You verry much. :D
     
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    Up front, I have not checked the wiping tool, assuming it is for entire drives/partitons.

    I wished there would be a very simple filemanager within the HDM boot CD.

    So I would be able to selectively delete a folder (as an example).

    Recently I came accross an issue that I cud not delete a folder :
    no access, in spite of me being administrator and in spite of the fact
    that the application itself to which the folder belonged, was not installed.

    i.e. it was a 'left-over' from a previous delete.

    Had to go thru complicated steps to get ownership of the folder and delete it.
    (takeownership.reg did not work)

    When I would boot from HDM boot CD I cud delete the folder from there - if .. some kind of explorer would be available.

    Thanks
    =
     
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