I suppose that broadly speaking my question does come under 'security'. I use on-line banking & on-line billing & had a number of Excel docs. on my PC.that stored info.relating to these on-line functions. I recently re-hashed all these docs.,but copied much of the info.over to the new docs.I then shredded the old docs.using
'File Shredder'. I then ran 'Recuva' in order to see if they'd been erased,the docs.had,but the file names were still shown with the names that i'd given them.Now there's no info.that could be used directly by anyone ie.account nos.etc.,but the fact that the doc.names are given shows info.about my banking & billing.
I contacted 'Piriform' regarding this & they told me to run the 'wipe free space' function in the Gutman mode,as the info.is stored (apparently) within my PC's MFT
(Master File Table).Can the MFT be erased in that way,or am i simply going to spend 8 hours on a useless 'driver wipe' ?.Any info.(f a non-tech. nature)would be deeply appreciated,