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Need to delete content in unreachable folder

  1. #11

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    win8.1.1 enterprise

    Quote Originally Posted by vrosa View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Emtr View Post
    The point is I wanna delete freaking file names containing personal data in the name, I will sell the HDD. ... those are the deleted deep in unreachable folder 'Found'..

    Recuva finds them in an unknown folder like e:\?\ and there I see deleted files, cannot securely overwrite cause they are in MFT. I need them permanently gone and not ever found under these names when the recovery tool is used. I need to make the name disappear, the data doesn't matter caused it can't be used.

    Perhaps Knoppix on usb, shred hdd?
    Wipe free space = format it 2 or more times

    i think it will only format one layer with normal format ,I use a msDart disk and it does multiple layers ,take 24hrs or more on a large drive

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  2. #12

    Posts : 46
    Windows 8

    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    perhaps you could have mentioned that you wanted to sell the drive in you first post .
    this program will help .download the user guide first and give it a reed ,good luck
    Freeware Download Active@ KillDisk
    Thanks, programs are all the same, hundreds of GB by 25 passes will be slow, Knoppix does the same with the -shred command, and is reliable maybe, last I used it. I will try with it if not, will try yours..

    How long will it take for 25 passes of seven hundred gig?
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