When you delete files from your hard drive, did you know that the file never actually gets deleted and is likely able to be recovered using tools like Recuva? When you delete a file, it doesn’t actually go away–even after you’ve emptied the Recycle Bin. The actual bits remain written on the drive until some other disk activity writes over them. Picture this scenario, you’re selling your computer, so you want to wipe all your personal data. Unfortunately, With the right tools, someone could recover your data. You should always wipe your data before you sell or give away your computer. Even if you know the person you’re giving the hardware to, you don’t know what they will do with the computer when they finish using it. You need to securely wipe the hard drive to make sure no personal data traces remain.
How To Use Ccleaner Drive Wiper
1-( Insert the Memory Stick in the PC. ) Run CCleaner
2- Click Tools from the left pane and choose Drive Wiper.
3- In the right panel, select “entire drive (all data will be erased) Only from the Wipe drop-down list.
CCleaner has 4 wiping techniques which is 1 pass, 3 passes (DoD), 7 passes (NSA) and 35 passes (Gutmann). The more passes that you select, the lower in chances of recovery and longer it will take to wipe.
4- And , Choose which drive(s) you want to wipe the data.
5- Click Wipe. And Write ERASE in the warning dialog box.
All content is now erased and is ready to be discarded or reused.
Published on: May 16, 2020 – last edited Jun 9, 2022