Totally delete already deleted files

By thewolfe ยท 4 replies
Feb 6, 2003
  1. Totally delete already deleted files

    Is there a program that will not only completely delete currant files but would wipe out previously deleted files?
  2. StormBringer

    StormBringer TS Maniac Posts: 2,244

    Norton's Wipe Info will. There are several others but I have used Wipe Info and thought I've never used any heavy duty recovery software to try and see if I could retreive the wiped data, it does wipe it enough so that most recovery utilities such as Lost and Found, no longer sees it.
  3. thewolfe

    thewolfe TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 238

    OK thanks for the info.
  4. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +8

    if you really wanna wipe data, keep it on a seperate partition. when you are finished, wipe the partition by booting from a linux CD and using this command:

    dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/hda2

    where hda2 is the partition.

    This will write zeros to the partition.

    There's still a small chance of some data being recoverable because some sectors may have been marked bad to write to, but can still be read from. But that's fairly unlikely that there's anything readable there.
  5. StormBringer

    StormBringer TS Maniac Posts: 2,244

    Well, Norton gives you the option of using DoD 5220.22-M Government wiping. It makes three passes. It also allows you to specify # of times to perform the last pass. See the Attachment

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