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    Hi Is there any API, free or commercial, that can be used for data deletion. I would prefer something with Gutmann method (35 pass) where selective folders can be deleted. Something preferable in C# or C++. I have done a search but sadly due to the nature of what I want an enormous amount of results are nothing more than 'secure data deletion' articles / blogs unrelated to anything I want and don't even remotely mention anything programming related. Thanks in advance.
  2. I attempted to do my first free memory wipe using CCleaner today. The first progress bar took less than an hour then suddenly the second appeared and this is the result: http://imgur.com/5kdXLiJ I can appreciate that the Gutmann performs 35 passes but honestly I feel it would just be easier backing up data and doing a full wipe using a neodymium magnet or just buying a new drive altogether. Is it normal for this to take so long? What is unusual is after cancelling and checking using Recuva no recoverable files were found. So I am confused now. Please note I did allow the first progress
  3. I am trying to make use of the CCleaner.exe /DELETE "path_to_file(s)" /METHOD "0-3" command located https://www.piriform.com/docs/ccleaner/advanced-usage/command-line-parameters and it doesn't seem to be working as intended. Using it brings a CCleaner message saying if I would like to continue, when I click yes, it deletes but does a delete + empty recycle style delete. I used recuva to check and nothing was overwritten. I have tried all angles with this even screwing up the parameters to see if its just me and it just doesn't work as expected. Following approaches were used: - UAC set
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