Deleting Recovered Files

By kimbo.ati
Nov 13, 2005
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  1. Hi i would like to know if you can delete recovered files so that they cant be recovered.Any programs recommended?

    is that possible or would you just format?
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu Newcomer, in training Posts: 9,431

  3. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,582

    acronis and steganos come to mind
    both will wipe with the gutman method I think that is 7 times
    takes a long time.
    I have tested both with 2 recovery utilitys and there where no traces left
    system mechanic will lock up on you and leaves behind files
  4. kimbo.ati

    kimbo.ati Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 224

    Thanks heaps guys
  5. kimbo.ati

    kimbo.ati Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 224

    How does 4x windows formats compare?
    like does it get rid of data pretty well?
  6. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,582

    they are not true low level formats
    I have recovered info on a 2X format
    have you ever seen how fast a OS formats a drive
    compare that to 1 single write 0"s to drive
    my last format for ntfs on 10gb partition was like 2 min
    it takes about 30 min to 0 wipe same amount
    last year I did a clients 80gb it took over 3 hrs with a 1.5ghz cpu and 512 memory
    some wipes take well over 6 hrs with standard equipment.

    Logicube makes some nice erasers,wonder if my budget can handle one
  7. kimbo.ati

    kimbo.ati Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 224

    ok cool thanks for the information. i just recently used Gutman on Active@kill disk. Took about 50hours + :)

    i can be really sure all my information is gone now :p
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