Thursday, September 26, 2013

How to shred a partition permanently

Deleting your Hard disk before you sell it to someone is very important because if you don't do so then your files can be recovered using recovery software. You may also want format your partition to recover space. Then here are the steps to shred the data forever.
  • First you need to download Ccleaner which is free and small tool . Install it.
  • When you are done with the installation process open the program.
  • Go to Tools tab and select Drive Wiper.

  • This will lead to the screen as shown in the above picture. Click the Wipe option which will show two options " Free space only" and " Entire data".
  • Select the "Entire data option". Select the security level in which you want to shred. In most cases Complex overwrite is enough to Shred the partition.
  • Click on Wipe ..
That's it . You have deleted your partition permanently !

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