You’re welcome.Hello overwriter, thanks for the reply.
Can I ask why ? Have you ever read or heard of a case where data has been recovered from a modern hard drive after a single random pass from Eraser ?I'm not sold on a one pass erase as being secure.
Yes WinHex has a PRNG !I'd never thought of using a hex editor to find the files. Do you know of one with built in secure erase too?
Really this Guttmann thing is just soooo overkill. Even he himself says that his original paper is not relevant now. Please save yourself a lot of time and drive head wear and just use a single random pass. If you are really paranoid then you could do it twice.I have found a program that finds the files and then securely wipes them, it's called Restoration, but unfortunately it doesn't do a Gutmann wipe. If you or anyone else can suggest another program that can do this please let me know. Thanks.
Yes you can make your request here.BTW do you think requesting this as an eraser feature would be a good thing (it definitely would be for me)
Can you explain this to me please ?Plod said:as long as the drive is over 15GB
I think you will find it very useful. I have just realised that I perhaps shouldn’t have mentioned it as it is a commercial program but as there is a trial version of it for free I hope that’s ok.Plod said:The WinHex program is interesting, I'm going to trial it and see how it goes.
How small are they ? The reason I ask is that they may be stored in the MFT of an NTFS drive. Did you try WinHex ?I needed to get rid of about 15 small files which were buried in 480GB of free space,