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  ///A M G 19:56 27 Sep 04
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As in a previous thread, I have found previous bank details whilst using a recovery program.

Now I have been told to use this, but it wont clear ALL of it from the HDD.

If i was to get my PC repaired I dont want anyone to have access the the bank details, I understand that hardware recovery will still be able to repair the file. But I am not realy worried about that.

I am going to use this program, please could someone tell me which method to use (to stop ALL software recovery programs) and how long will it take on a 103GB free HDD (7200).

HDD is NTFS

Sorry for any spelling mistakes!! :)

  Dorsai 20:12 27 Sep 04

1. Dont put the bank details on the PC to start with.

2. Did you mis-use the details you found? I guess not. The same will probably be tru for those who find your details.

3. a single over write with new data will compleatly remove the old data from the disk. If it did not, how would the disk know how to tell the old data from the new stuff?


So, find the file that contains the data you want to protect, open it, delete it's contents, and hold down a key till you get bored. click save. this will over right the file with the new version (all xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx) get the picrure). so now old version gone.

Then to be more paranoid, delete the file, and optimise the disk.

But if the stuff is so sensitve, take the hard drive out before selling the PC, and put it in a bonfire. If it's that inportant, YOur boss in MI5 will give you a new PC anyway.

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