what program do you use to wipe files or folders?

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  1. mantra

    mantra Registered Member

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    Hi
    may i know what program do you use to wipe files or folders?

    i use WipeFile http://www.gaijin.at/en/dlwipefile.php

    i tried to send an email to ask if it's unicode , they have never answerd

    i don't think it's unicode

    thanks
     
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    Bleachbit portable.
     
  4. Aura

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    Nothing. I simply delete my files and folders normally. Is that wrong?
     
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    Wipe with Glary Utilities
     
  6. roger_m

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    @Aura That's fine, and is all I've ever done. Using one of the programs mentioned will prevent the files from being recovered by using traditional recovery tools.
     
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  7. amarildojr

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    No. Unless you don't want them to be recovered later.

    Remember, deleting files doesn't actually delete them. Data is stored on the HD kinda like text is stored on a book: you have the index, which points to the pages, and you have the pages written. On a computer it's the same thing: You have your index (pointers), and files themselves. Deleting a file doesn't actually delete it because you're only marking it's spot as "available to be overwritten", kinda like deleting only the book's index but leaving the pages there.
     
  8. Aura

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    I understand all that. I thought that maybe I was being "wrong" by not securely deleting files and folders on my drives. Maybe because I don't care if they are recovered, or more like they'll never, ever be recovered.
     
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    I recommend this.

    Tested and works.
     
  11. mantra

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    let's say the best wiper ever made :)

    by the way wipefile is a great software,can't understand why don't add a unicode support
     
  12. amarildojr

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    Being right or wrong in this regard is purely subjective :) So if you don't mind, then you're not wrong.

    Yes. Once you open the program, click on "File" and then "Shred Files". It's the first option on that list.

    Disregard the language on the attached image (couldn't get it to work on English).
     

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    I find that Hammer 2.13 is good, but previous versions seemed to be just as effective.
     
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    Using Jetico BCWipe (with BestCrypt).
    No probs in years, but wiped means wiped.
     
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    Privazer - "Delete without a trace"
     
  17. J_L

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    I just use the one that came with FileMenu Tools... Don't see a need for the specific tool for it.
     
  18. digmor crusher

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    I like Aura, delete everything normally, and seeing that I don't work for the CIA or FBI, am not the president of a multi lateral company or have anything on my computer of any interest to anyone, I figure thats good enough.
     
  19. mantra

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    hi
    can't find it, is it a freeware?
    thanks
     
  20. TheWindBringeth

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    I like Aura, => I, like Aura, => I do the same as Aura. Aura, a Wilders member, posted in the thread earlier and said they just delete everything normally.
     
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    At home I have two pc: one has a SSD so I don't wipe - it is unnecessary and may damage the SSD -, in the other that has a HD I use Eraser
     
  24. mantra

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    hi
    the point is that there are so many program without unicode support
    they can't delete files in unicode or they can do a mess
    try to delete a file with chinese or russian letters
    thanks
     
  25. digmor crusher

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    Oops, forgot the comma. And Aura's a swell guy.:)
     
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