Articles tagged: free space wipe

How Can I Securely Delete Everything Except the Operating System?

How Can I Securely Delete Everything Except the Operating System? Five Steps to Get as Close as You Can

Before giving away a machine or returning a loaner, it’s important to remove personal information from it. That may be both harder and easier than you think.

Permanently Delete File

Tip of the Day: Permanently Delete a File

Free?

Free is Not Free

Free downloads, free scans, free trials – all these things are free. Or are they?

CCleaner Drive Wiper

Can I Use a Backup Image to Wipe Free Space?

There’s an app for that! An easy combination of programs can help you clean a computer before you sell it or give it away.

A surreal scene showing a standing maintenance person using a floor polisher on a giant hard disk platter. The maintenance worker, dressed in a standard blue jumpsuit and safety shoes, is actively operating the large, mechanical floor polisher.

How Often Should I Wipe Hard Drive Free Space?

Free space wiping removes the ability to undelete files. Whether or not you need it, or how often, depends on how interesting your data might be.