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01-17-2009, 04:02 PM
MSFT has a utility that overwrites free space called "SDelete"
Before I try to use this, I'd llke to verify that I don't get myself in trouble by overwriting my hard drive or something I shouldn't. All I want to overwrite is my Free Space.
I *assume* this command is run in: Start | Run
MSFT says the command is: sdelete -z C:
Thanks for your help..
01-17-2009, 09:24 PM
I strongly suggest you backup your harddrive, or at the very least all of your important data, before running this utility!
Start, Run, type ---> cmd
At the command prompt type ---> sdelete -z C:
01-17-2009, 09:35 PM
Chips, do you have a link to the site where you found this information? I would like to take a look at it. That being said, Kern has a point, back up your infor before you do anything. That is one thing we recomend before doing anything, is to make a complete back up if you can, or at least your important data. That way, if something catastrophic happens, you are protected.
01-17-2009, 09:41 PM
Thanks.. I found it via Kim Komando.. her reference is www.microsoft.com
The programs were written by Mark Russonivitch (sp?) and were bought out by Microsoft. Here is the URL that gives info:
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