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#1 brisboarder

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Posted 30 October 2008 - 12:17 PM

long time reader here.a few years ago i installed a new, larger, internal hard drive, and my new drive became my primary(c/) and my old c/ became my new d/. My question is that i have done a full system recovery many times since then and the old c/ still has files etc, from back then that i had assumed been wiped many times. every scan of any type must wade through that junk needlessly before its done. is there a way to wipe these files from that drive or do i need to do a system recovery again?
Thanks in advance for your help!

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#2 E-Mu

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Posted 30 October 2008 - 12:23 PM

Hi,

You could just manually delete them one by one or format the full drive to remove everything.
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Posted 31 October 2008 - 02:22 PM

thanks for your swift reply.
so right click >properties>format would do the trick and not mess anything else up?

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 03:40 PM

Should work fine or you might need to use a program like partition magic if that fails.
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