Overwrite your Deleted Data for Safety

Did you know that all your deleted files could still be hacked unless you overwrite them?
This tutorial will show you how to securely wipe or overwrite free disk space on any partition or disk using the inbuilt cipher command in Windows


1. Open (an elevated) command prompt or press Windows icon + R

2. Type the command below, and press Enter

The syntax required is: Code:

cipher /w:[drive]:\[folder]

where [drive] = drive letter, [folder] = folder name

If you want to wipe ALL free disk space on a particular drive, use this simpler syntax:


cipher /w:F:\


via Blogger http://yourownvirtualoffice.blogspot.com/2013/08/overwrite-your-deleted-data-for-safety.html


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