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How to remove traces of deleted files from computer?

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#1 mysteryman


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Posted 24 September 2009 - 11:31 PM

There were some files on my computer that I deleted using software that made files unrecoverable from the hard disk. Now, there are programs that recover deleted files.
When I run one of those programs, it showed the list of files that I deleted. Although the files couldn't be restored back on the computer, it showed the list of files that were once present on my computer.

How can I delete those traces? Is formatting my comp. an option?

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Posted 25 September 2009 - 12:56 AM

Reformatting a hard disk deletes all data.

A low level format would make it extremely difficult for anyone to recover information that was on the drive before the format.

Use the free version of Active@ KillDisk.
Or Darik's Boot And Nuke

Keep in mind that you'll need to reinstall the OS after you do this.

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