CCleaner & Easus Partition master are free.
Define low level format. Window's full format does a check disk and a partition table rewrite. That will not make data unrecoverable.
NopeWill there still be any recoverable data left if i do a clean all or use ccleaner/easus?
He won't be able to.Originally Posted by therock003
Since I'm on a haste cause i need to deliver these drives tomorrow morning, i just started with diskpart since it does not require any software installation. Bad thing is that it doesnt give you any completion percentage and i wont know how long it will take.
The clean all is a secure erase. It writes 0's to all the secotros of the drive. Thus all data gone.But I'm still worried, Is clean all as good as a secure wipe,
and is the wipe as good a low-level format? I need to be certain that the guy i sell to wont recover any of my data in case i may have anything sensitive there.
Use diskpart again. Just do the clean command, not clean all. You should have full capacity again.Originally Posted by therock003
I just tried rstudio to see if i can recover anything and after a while i got a messgae that there is not enough space. Before i run R-studio i got 60GB free, and when i got the message i got like 24KB on my drive! I panicked and i restarted my computer now it seems i got 4GB free, but i cant locate where the rest of the files went.
*** happened? Why did my main drive fill up and i cant find any new files?
Why do you say that? Obviously I couldn't try all the methods and software so i had to choose. I chose ccleaner and diskpart since they seemed to be the most accessible options for wiping. as for recovery, besides you naming "getdataback" right now, noone else recommended any alternative by name, just generally pointing me to trying to see if i can restore anything. Recuva is said to be a very good choice, so i tried that. And it found no traces so i guess i was safe.Originally Posted by Cancer
Doesn't really feel like he took our advice...
Recuva is okay......but something more robust like getdataback might be able to find stuff.
I still recommend a DOD or higher level wipe.