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Questions tagged [wiping]

Secure erasing of files or disks being a primary requirement for your solution, you should use this tag.

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Disk wipe/erase tools

I have a large number of HDDs which I have the intention to sell. So I need to erase them. I was thinking to buy tool from Blancco or White Canyon. Which tool you advise me to buy? Maybe some other ...
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deleted files secure eraser

I am looking for a free and portable tool for Windows that is able to secure-delete files that were already deleted from the file system (NTFS). I know the usual solution for this is overwriting the ...
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Trusted free tool for securely deleting files on Windows?

We need to delete various files (without deleting the whole disk) on Windows 8.1 What is the best tool for the job? We tried using Cipher.exe /w but noticed it was very slow. Is sdelete that much ...
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Creating a bootable USB stick for wiping a hard disk

I want to securely wipe the complete system hard disk of a notebook. So I want to create a bootable USB stick with a tool on another computer (Windows 8), and then, I want to wipe the hard disk of ...
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Zero-fill unused space on a hard drive

In preparation for making compressed disk images of a number of hard drives, I'm looking for software that will zero-fill unused parts of the disk (long runs of zeros compress quite well). ...
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A Linux tool to zero-fill free space *and* cluster tips on an NTFS volume

I'm looking for a text-based Linux tool which I can use from a custom bootable CD to wipe the free space (zerofree or dd if=/dev/zero of=/zerofile bs=1M || rm /zerofile will do this) and the cluster ...
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Automatic, bootable drive wiper

I'm looking for a bootable tool that erases all data on all hdds in a computer that does not need any interaction whatsoever. On my work, we now and then get quite a few, old, crappy PCs that are for ...
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'Fast Zero Write' secure hard disk deletion / wipe software

I'm currently securely wiping an old, failing 500 GB hard disk before I replace it. It will take about 18 hours to finish, using CCleaner's simple overwrite (all data are overwritten with zeroes [zero ...
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Software for erasing “permanently deleted” files

I have around 100 files/ folders that I have permanently deleted, by sending them to the recycle bin and deleting them from there. With programs like Recuva I can easily get the files back, but I need ...
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Securely erase hard drives and SSDs from WinPE

Are there any tools for securely deleting all data that: Will run from Windows PE (because I want to use it as part of an MDT deployment task sequence) Work on both hard drives and SSDs (SSDs aren't ...
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Free secure wipe software for Windows that processes free space

I'm looking for a "safe erase" application overwriting free space with random data in its cost-free version. Plus can "safely erase" selected files as well. Many programs for secure data erasure will ...
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Software to wipe old hard disks, USB sticks and memory cards?

I have bunch of old hard disks, USB sticks and memory cards I want to sell / give away. However, there's private content that must be cleared before that. What is a good, preferably free, software ...