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  • Boot up a Linux Live CD (any one will do, even a non-GUI). Find out which is your main drive (typically /dev/sda). In a terminal execute:

    $> shred -n1 -z /dev/sda

    That will write random bits all over the drive, from the first bit to the last. Then it will write ZERO’s (nulls) all over the drive, from the first bit to the last.

    That’s a better method to erase data from a drive, and make it unrecoverable.

    Just make sure this is done to the correct drive!

    -felipe

  • @felipe1982

    As I formulated in post it is more about cleaning up computer, while keeping it working. Nuking everything is indeed easier and more reliable, but doesn’t cut it when you need to keep OS working and such.

  • Ra12

    also you need check my documents and application data folders for some parts of delered programs.

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