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Old 08-18-2006, 11:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys, what's the best deletion method for getting rid of files? Is there a free tool out on the net somewhere? Or maybe something in Windows?
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so you just want to delete say a word file, and you want to know the best way to delete it right?
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Using the command prompt with the del and erase command using wildcard *

http://www.computerhope.com/delhlp.htm
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Yeah, but that's not really a secure delete method, right? I need something that will shred the files.
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dont know of any free ones but you can use the trial version of Tune Up Utilities it has a shredder works really good allows you to overwrite the file up to 999 times. good luck.
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CWShredder is a good app to shred the files there is also a applicaiton out there called Eraser which overwrites where the file is stored on the HDD enough times to make sure that there is no chance of recovery of that file.

I have personally used both and still use Eraser to this day. Both are good apps and will get the job done which ever way you want to do it.
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Yeah, but that's not really a secure delete method, right? I need something that will shred the files.
Try SDelete http://www.sysinternals.com/Utilities/SDelete.html

Personally I like doing everything in the command prompt, it's just less work.

I think SDelete is free.

Here's a list of others http://www.thefreecountry.com/securi...redelete.shtml
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