Windows 10: Permanent deletion of data on HDD

Discus and support Permanent deletion of data on HDD in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hi all, I know that there are many threads on the Web how to delete data on HDD for ever, so that it's safe to be sold in case of personal information... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by tomyfr, Oct 1, 2019.

  1. tomyfr Win User

    Permanent deletion of data on HDD


    Hi all,

    I know that there are many threads on the Web how to delete data on HDD for ever, so that it's safe to be sold in case of personal information previously stored on it. I just happened to create a thread here because to me you're the best on PCs and also wanted to know the newest solution for this.

    I want to delete the entire HDD so that it (almost) won't be possible to recover its data by the next user of that, when sold.

    What do you suggest, please?

    :)
     
    tomyfr, Oct 1, 2019
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  2. UbErN00b Win User

    Need suggestions to recover deleted data from HDD

    As is my username I was a bit of a big n00b this morning, installing a fresh Win8 and accidentally deleted my downloads HDD instead of my SSD, don't ask, I was hungover is all I can think.

    It hasn't been formatted or touched since I pressed delete so am hopeful I can recover most of the files, any suggestions for software to do so?
     
    UbErN00b, Oct 1, 2019
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  3. question on how to permanently delete files?

    Can some one tell me how to permanently delete files that i delete from the recycle bin.?
     
    Achilles1600, Oct 1, 2019
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  4. NC37 Win User

    Permanent deletion of data on HDD

    Data of 50 Million MegaUpload Users To Be Deleted

    I've said the same thing for a decade but all I hear is people harping about how wonderful it is to have data "permanently" backed up online.

    Gotta be kidding me, nothing is permanent. Hacks happen, stuff like this happens, hardware fails...paying someone to do the same work that just buying an extra HD would do. /facepalm
     
    NC37, Oct 1, 2019
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