How can I fully erase external storage

  bigrad 17:58 19 Nov 09
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I am running XP. I have an external storage disk that I have had for years that I am now planning to donate. Trouble is I have had financial stuff stored on it and I am worried that it could be retrieved by others I have also used it for back ups and there are files on it that are still there, even after formatting. I have had a trawl around the various posts near to this topic and people seem to have various views and favourite software to do the job. Is there a recommended way of getting rid of ALL files on such a drive? Ta.

  GaT7 18:00 19 Nov 09

Use Eraser click here to wipe the drive. You may get other suggestions like Dban, KillDisk, etc. G

  bigrad 18:07 19 Nov 09

Thanks. That name has come up before - I'll give it a try and see. Cheers.

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