Read some of the stuff regarding wiping disks and securely deleting files. From what I've understood, after deleting (not securely) files they become part of the unallocated(free) space of the HDD. So if I want to securely delete the deleted files should I wipe the free space only or by keeping this link in mind https://security.stackexchange.com/questions/31390/whats-a-good-secure-file-deleter?rq=1
take image of the C drive and then wipe the entire drive and finally restore the image??
Disk: 500GB magnetic platter drive.
OS: Windows XP
P.S. : I am doing normal backup(only used space) using Acronis True Image and not sector-by-sector backup(used + unallocated space). Can I still go ahead with the backup image, full disk wipe, restore image route??
Edited by exus69, 21 April 2014 - 12:15 AM.