how do you remove all deleted files permantly?

By Spudinsp
Jun 22, 2006
  1. I was defrafmenting my hard drive and I noticed that there were files that I deleted were still there. How do I clean up my hard drive of all these files?
  2. Peddant

    Peddant TS Rookie Posts: 1,446

    Empty your Recycle bin before defragging.Better still run CCleaner .
  3. fastco

    fastco TS Booster Posts: 1,122

    Or download and run BCwipe. It "scrubs" the hard drive. Takes forever though.
  4. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    steganos , acronis, are 2 more that make DOD drive erase of empty space
    or what ever you want to delete
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