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Hey, and thanks for this usefull program. With cclean this makes a handy pair. some good suggestions dealing deleting files has been already made, here some more:


cleaning the scan-list easy.


since the scan finds on my c-drive about 4000 files to "recover" (good and poor, all shapes and sizes...) and I gladly would like to get rid of them once and for all, so please add a "knop" to clean the list (= delete the files for good), if it is possible.

It should have 2 levels:

1:st just cleans the FAT (file alloc. table) (faster, for not-so-confidential data), and only if you want,

2:ly "clean" free disk space by overwriting it with "something nice" (takes much more time).


after that it would be a real pleasure to find those important files to recover in the future. (needs this cleaning on regulas basis, of course)


of course, there should be "select all", and single ticks too.


with best regards, hankala

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I'm a bit wary of this piece of thread necromancy, but here goes:

If you're talking about the FAT, as in FAT32, then the FAT entries are zeroed on file deletion, so there's no need or even sense in 'cleaning the FAT'. Deleted file names are held in the various directories/folders in the system and are more difficult to remove.

If you mean NTFS then run a Drive Wipe to clear the MFT.

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