Windows 10: What CMD Prompt is required?

Discus and support What CMD Prompt is required? in Windows 10 Performance & Maintenance to solve the problem; I will quickly set the scene as an example. I have a non-OS 500gb HDD, I have done some house tidying and deleted 300gb of data no longer required. The... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Performance & Maintenance' started by Jaylob4, May 4, 2021 at 8:57 AM.

  1. Jaylob4 Win User

    What CMD Prompt is required?


    I will quickly set the scene as an example. I have a non-OS 500gb HDD, I have done some house tidying and deleted 300gb of data no longer required. The intention is to give the HDD to someone with the remaining data left in tact. However I want to make sure the data I have deleted can't be recovered, I want to overwrite the space left by the deletion without harming/overwriting the remaining data. There was a CMD prompt that did just this, it wasn't DiskPart/Clean or Clean All, what CMD prompt was it, I can't remember? In the days of Win 7, I used it a couple of times.

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  2. What CMD Prompt is required?

    Hello @Jaylob4,

    The CMD Prompt option I think you are referring to is cipher /w:x [ Where x is the Drive Letter ] . . .

    > How to Securely Wipe the Free Space on Your Windows PC


    When I have performed this in the past, I have always used CCleaner. There is an option to wipe FREE Space using various degrees of Deletion . . .


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    I hope this helps.
     
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    I can live with this, I have for a long time now. I just want to make some sense of it.
     
  4. Jaylob4 Win User

    What CMD Prompt is required?

    What CMD Prompt is required?

    I will quickly set the scene as an example.

    I have a non-OS 500gb HDD, I have done some house tidying and deleted 300gb of data no longer required.

    The intention is to give the HDD to someone with the remaining data left in tact.

    However I want to make sure the data I have deleted can't be recovered, I want to overwrite the space left by the deletion without harming/overwriting the remaining data.

    There was a CMD prompt that did just this, it wasn't DiskPart/Clean or Clean All, what CMD prompt was it, I can't remember?

    In the days of Win 7, I used it a couple of times.
     
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