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Cant erase already deleted files

by 381055 / December 18, 2016 9:53 PM PST

Hello everyone
I cant erase already deleted files files from my hdd.
I tried to use different programms
Did a defragmentation then Copied DVD several times until my hard drive was full.
Nothing changes. Everytime after that i could recover old deleted files with r-studio.
Some of it i can open.
May be i need some Windows setting to make Wipe programs work properly with HDD?
Could you help me please.
The only way i could delete already deleted files is 'DBAN' program.

WDC WD6402AAEX-00Y9A0
Win 7 Professional SP1

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Re: erase deleted files
by Kees_B Forum moderator / December 18, 2016 11:57 PM PST

How did you try to do it? You can't reference a deleted file with the usual tools, so this should be unusual tools.

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by 381055 / December 19, 2016 2:15 AM PST

I used CCleaner, Erase, Bleachbit to erase free space. Some of the erased files were not touched by these programs. So i could recover it and open it.

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The UNUSUAL TOOLS HAVE A FEATURE
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 19, 2016 8:36 AM PST
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Look for wipe empty space. If you can still recover, report this as a bug.

PS. Added this with mod edit. I did encounter this with someone that had Norton. Norton installed their own trashcan and the files were not truly gone. I can't guess if you have such by any other name.

Post was last edited on December 19, 2016 8:39 AM PST

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