Author Topic: Secure delete (wipe)  (Read 4788 times)

keygen

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Secure delete (wipe)
« on: May 18, 2012, 17:54:21 »
In FreeCommander there's an option to delete a file or folder with multiple overwrites, so that it cannot be recovered.
It also gives you an option of how many times to overwrite it with random data (more times takes longer, but it's safer).

I think it would be a nice feature to have in MC.

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Re: Secure delete (wipe)
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2012, 18:07:10 »
I have been looking into that.  But now days it is not so easy as to just over write the data. Since Windows no have a file recovery feature  (Previous Versions) There might be hidden backup still on the drive.
And if you have re-saved that file sometimes before it can still be other place on the drive. So all free space on the entire drive drive must be overwritten to be sure that it is gone.