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secure deleting files which are resident in MFT?

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We will be adding wiping files from the MFT in a future version of Recuva.

 

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Okay thanks!

 

At the moment, people think all files are deleted securely, but some files aren't. So it's not possible to trust this function at all.

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We will be adding wiping files from the MFT in a future version of Recuva.

 

Was this feature ever added? I just tried to delete some images using Recuva and I got the message that they were not overwritten because they were resident in the MFT.

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It's May 2011, using version 1.40 securely deleting obscure resident files in the MFT is still not supported?

 

Or are your supporting the obscure part? Looks more like it, 3 years for an important feature and nada.

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As I'm sure you're aware, wipe MFT has been available in CCleaner for some time. As far as I know overwriting MFT entries is achieved by allocating sufficient dummy files to fill the MFT then deleting them (there being no safe way of overwriting a specific entry outside of the control of NTFS). This function is more suitable to be in CC, which is a cleanup application, than Recuva, which is prinarily a recovery application.

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