Jump to content
CCleaner Community Forums
Sign in to follow this  
UberGeek

Need help Deleting Filenames

Recommended Posts

I am new to Recuva and am running version 1.2. After performing a scan of my drive c, I notice that a number of filenames of deleted files that I really don't want displayed during the Recuva Scan. I am a software development consultant that sometimes works for multiple companies in the same industry. (please no lectures about conflicts of interest) I made the mistake of storing some files on a company computer and now I want to get rid of any trace of those files. How can I cause the filenames of the deleted files that are displayed by Revuva to be renamed to a garbage name like xxx.xxx or aaa.aaa? I need to get rid of all traces of these files. I have esased the files with Recuva but it didn't rename them. If Recuva won't rename these files, is there another product that will perform the rename?

 

Also, in the future, if I place several thousand files on my computer and then drag the folder conatining them to the recycle bin and then run CCleaner with the one-time over-write option enabled, will the files be renamed so that if I run Recuva there will be no trace of them? In other words, when I run Recuva, I don't want to see any recognizable file names of the files that I deleted with CCleaner.

 

Thanks,

 

-jim

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm not really sure if I want to be involved in helping you to rid yourself of file traces which you say that you shouldn't really have put on your computer anyway.

 

We are not talking home computing here really are we.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm not really sure what I did to elicit such a reaction to my post. I am not and have never been a war criminal nor did I ever inhale. :rolleyes: I have several laptop computers and alternate usage of them and copied some files onto one of the computers that I shouldn't have copied. It's really that simple. I am a contributing supporter of Piriform and really like the software products that they create. I am simply looking for a solution to my problem.

 

Peace,

 

-jim

 

 

 

I'm not really sure if I want to be involved in helping you to rid yourself of file traces which you say that you shouldn't really have put on your computer anyway.

 

We are not talking home computing here really are we.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

UG, Recuva won't rename deleted files. The only software that will, as far as I know, is disk free-space wipers. The alternative is either to wait until the names in the MFT are overwritten with new files, or, depending on how many of them there are, you could create say 100 or so few-byte files named aaa001.aaa to whatever and see if they overwrite the entries. (Oh yes, then delete them.) You could also get rid of Recuva on the pc in question.

 

One overwrite with CC will rename all the files to be deleted and overwrite them with zeroes, if you choose that option, although as I'm not a recycler user you may want to have that clarified by somebody who is.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Augeas,

 

Thanks for your response and suggestion. I can easily write a C program that will create a number of small files using a simple itterating name to overwrite the file names. I was just hoping that there was another way. In the future I will be more careful.

 

Thanks,

 

-jim

 

UG, Recuva won't rename deleted files. The only software that will, as far as I know, is disk free-space wipers. The alternative is either to wait until the names in the MFT are overwritten with new files, or, depending on how many of them there are, you could create say 100 or so few-byte files named aaa001.aaa to whatever and see if they overwrite the entries. (Oh yes, then delete them.) You could also get rid of Recuva on the pc in question.

 

One overwrite with CC will rename all the files to be deleted and overwrite them with zeroes, if you choose that option, although as I'm not a recycler user you may want to have that clarified by somebody who is.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

UberGeek, may i suggest that you never drag a file to the bin. As you may or may not know when you do this you will leave traces of that file across the platter (disk).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
UG, Recuva won't rename deleted files. The only software that will, as far as I know, is disk free-space wipers. The alternative is either to wait until the names in the MFT are overwritten with new files, or, depending on how many of them there are, you could create say 100 or so few-byte files named aaa001.aaa to whatever and see if they overwrite the entries. (Oh yes, then delete them.) You could also get rid of Recuva on the pc in question.

 

One overwrite with CC will rename all the files to be deleted and overwrite them with zeroes, if you choose that option, although as I'm not a recycler user you may want to have that clarified by somebody who is.

 

Augeas, what do you use, if you don't use the Recycling Bin? What app.?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Augeas, what do you use, if you don't use the Recycling Bin? What app.?

Shift/Del.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Shift/Del.

 

Cute. That definitely bypasses the Windows Recycling Bin, but does little to "wipe" the data off the platter. ;-)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Shift/Del.

 

Cute. That definitely bypasses the Windows Recycling Bin, but does little to "wipe" the data off the platter. ;-)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ah, true, but my normal delete mode is just that. If I have anything I want securely deleted, and I do from time to time, I throw it in a folder which is included in CC, and run CC in one overwrite mode.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ah, true, but my normal delete mode is just that. If I have anything I want securely deleted, and I do from time to time, I throw it in a folder which is included in CC, and run CC in one overwrite mode.

 

Yes, that will work.

 

I use Eraser myself.

 

Thanks for getting back.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...