CCleaner Drive Wiper

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by Flupsie, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. Flupsie

    Flupsie Well-Known Member

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    I would like to know what the purpose of the "drive wiper" on CCleaner is for and whether it is safe to use? Your comments will be most appreciated
     
  2. Trouble

    Trouble Noob Whisperer

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    The Drive Wiper utility within the Ccleaner program can be used either to wipe free space or the entire drive as explained here
    CCleaner - Wiping free disk space
    I use Ccleaner all the time but have never used that particular tool. I wouldn't actually use that or any other such utility (on an actual running machine) without first making sure that I had a complete system image as well as a known good and recent backup of all my critical data.
    I have used other similar utilities to completely eradicate drives prior to selling or giving away my old computers. Just to make sure there was no easy way to recover my personal data.
     
  3. Flupsie

    Flupsie Well-Known Member

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    Thanks very much for the info
     

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