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#1 rowal5555


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Posted 05 September 2011 - 02:40 AM

More Windows tips from PcPitStop.

If you are like me, you probably use your computer all the time without realising all the little gems just lying about waiting to be used.

StickyNotes. I do use this all the time to keep a list of todo items under my nose.

Securely delete free space on your hard drive by simply typing in cipherw/:C in the Command Prompt running as Administrator.

Another handy little tool that I never realised existed, is the Snipping Tool in Accessories. I figured it is handy enough to Pin to the TaskBar for grabbing a quick screenshot.

See all at - http://techtalk.pcpitstop.com/2011/09/01/windows-8-treasures-the-hidden-magic/ - (Disregard the bit about Windows 8).


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Posted 07 September 2011 - 11:15 PM

To be clear though, the cipher command doesnt actually permanantly delete everything. When you delete something from a HDD, it doesnt really delete it it just overwrites it, which is why people with the right knowledge and technology can obtain deleted data from a hard drive. The Cipher command basically, just deletes (or overwrites) all the data thats cued to be deleted but hasnt been-like all the files in your recycle bin. This information can still technically be "obtained" by the right people, which is why if you store confidential information on your computer, and you go to sell it, unless you trust the person your selling it to its always best to replace the hard drive with a new one.



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