Erase *Empty Space* From Harddrive?

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Erase *Empty Space* From Harddrive?

Postposted on Sat Nov 02, 2013 1:04 pm

Bought a new laptop and was thinking I should sell the old one for $100 bucks, or maybe just give it away.

It's an Asus U36J that's about 3 years old, still works fine. Good solid basic laptop.

I've deleted all "my stuff" from it but I know that it's possible to restore deleted data and I don't want anyone going through my personal files.

But I don't really want to go through the hassle of a full windows re-installation either, espcially since the OEM windows is already on there.

Is there a program that only deletes *the empty space* from a harddrive?

Like I said - I've already deleted all the personal stuff. I just want to make sure it can't be recovered.

Thanks!
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Re: Erase *Empty Space* From Harddrive?

Postposted on Sat Nov 02, 2013 1:24 pm

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Re: Erase *Empty Space* From Harddrive?

Postposted on Sat Nov 02, 2013 1:25 pm

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Re: Erase *Empty Space* From Harddrive?

Postposted on Sat Nov 02, 2013 1:36 pm



CC-cleaner eh?

Guess I could have googled that myself lol.

Didn't know CC-cleaner could do that! Handy to know!

Thanks for the quick reply!
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Re: Erase *Empty Space* From Harddrive?

Postposted on Sat Nov 02, 2013 2:22 pm

Other options: DBAN, SDelete
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Re: Erase *Empty Space* From Harddrive?

Postposted on Sat Nov 02, 2013 2:36 pm

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Re: Erase *Empty Space* From Harddrive?

Postposted on Sat Nov 02, 2013 2:52 pm

I use CCleaner just make sure you don't uninstall drivers using it as that may damage your OS.
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Re: Erase *Empty Space* From Harddrive?

Postposted on Sat Nov 02, 2013 2:58 pm

Bleachbit will wipe free space.
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