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This new build of Recuva adds secure deletion for files, which can be used to prevent files from being recovered in the future. Whilst this does not help recover the files (the aim of the program), it was one of the most requested features.

 

 

 

 

Recuva v1.10.223

  • Added Secure Deletion option (Win2k and newer).
  • Added option to save settings to an INI file.
  • Optimized error logging.
  • Improved recovery of sparse files.
  • Performance improvements.
  • Various UI tweaks.
  • Minor tweaks and changes.

 

Download now from www.recuva.com

 

 

 

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This new build of Recuva adds secure deletion for files, which can be used to prevent files from being recovered in the future. Whilst this does not help recover the files (the aim of the program), it was one of the most requested features.

Brilliant, now have a reason to keep it on my computer (after requesting this feature many moons ago). Thanks ever so much MrG :)

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Brilliant, now have a reason to keep it on my computer (after requesting this feature many moons ago). Thanks ever so much MrG :)

Hmmm, spoke too soon. Unless I'm missing something it's not working. Had a long list of numbered files with original location E:\config.msi at the top of the file list, ticked all files and selected 'Delete checked', says it's deleted 600 or so (a few exceptions that were in mft), but when I rescan the number of files it finds is identical and all those config.msi files are still found and still in excellent condition with no overwritten sections. Tried a few more times with different numbers of overwrites and still the same :(

 

(WinXP Home, Recuva portable)

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I've been using CCleaner for a couple of years with good results so I thought I'd give Recuva a try.

 

Shocked, stunned, amazed, you name it. It found almost 9000 files to either recover or delete, and when I went through them I was horrified as what I saw.

 

You see, there is only one computer in the house and three people use it, one being my son of 24 so naturally he is old enough to go onto some of the websites which you wouldn't show your Granny.

 

So I thought great!! we have a program here that can get rid of this garbage, WRONG!!

 

I did a scan, then another, and another, and another, I think its now about 8 I've done all with varying decrees of overwriting, the last scan to almost an hour. Every scan has almost the identical amount of files to view and a large percentage are still excellent.

 

So I'm asking myself whats going on? Is this some elaborate yet very simple form of spyware where you do the scan, cant delete anything, then send your files to a total stranger so he can have a laugh and see where you've been. I hope not. Somebody's having a laugh surely.

 

Maybe the answer is simple, maybe I've installed it wrong (I've done it 4 times), maybe I'm doing it wrong (I've tried every way there it).

 

To me, whether it is recoverable, poor, overwritten or not is irrelevent, I can still see the text, so I know whats on the system and if a fool like me can see it so can anyone else.

 

I haven't come across another program that finds these files yet because frankly I didn't know they existed, I thought by using CCleaner and a couple of others everything would be deleted from my system, but now Recuva has found this rubbish and I cant get rid of it.

 

So now I'm going to spend the next hour trying to find a program that does what it says on the tin.

Any suggestions?

 

John H

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By 'the text' do you mean the file titles, because the secure delete feature on Recuva does not over write the file titles, just the contents. We may add this feature in future versions.

 

MrRon

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I have been using the registered version of Clean Disc Security for about 5 years , and have been pleased with what it does. And if I run it complete and then run Recuva everything is gone. But the down side is that after several hours of power surfing it takes between 10 and 12 hours. Your program is much faster, and I am still experimenting with it . I am most interested in wiping clean temporary internet files. So far Recuva appears to do what you say it will. I do have a question, " does the secure delete address , standard free space, and file slack space? " I am using Vista premium and am not to happy with it.

 

Thank you for your effort and hard work

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Just want to add my 'encouraging word' to include overwriting file names in the next release. Overwriting file contents is one thing, but it's also very important to overwrite file names. One example is bank and stock statements that contain a portion of my account numbers in the file name.

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