Articles tagged: secure delete

External Drive

How To Keep an External Hard Drive Useful and Healthy Longer

My best practices for external hard drives concern software, hardware, and — you guessed it — backing up.

Permanently Delete File

Tip of the Day: Permanently Delete a File

Delete

Does deleting things really delete things?

Deleting items on your computer usually doesn’t wipe them clean. That’s an extra step.

I Spy

How Do I Erase Traces of a File I Moved to an External Disk?

Moving a file almost always leaves traces behind. So deleting any file securely is only the first step.

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.