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Wipe Entire Drive , Interface Bug (request for change)

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i'm want to tell you a short story
i wanted to wipe one of my drives from sensitive files
so i delete them, then tried to wipe free space
i went to tools
i make myself sure that option is "wipe free space"
then i scrolled down the mouse for drives
the drives wouldn't scroll down
i clicked and tried again
this time it worked
then i choosed the drive
then clicked wipe
i don't know you noticed or not
but first scroll applied to method of wipe
from free space to entire disk
and as a hobby my hand moved before i even think
and i Entered the ERASE word
as a hobby just like when you press Ctrl+S without you understand when to save your file
and i wiped my entire drive

actually i didn't realized what i have done until the process was over

i fount my drive empty and i figure it out why later
100 GB gone for good, mostly only movies
but in same time my 3D character that i worked entire summer on it
and some movie that i recorded on tv and edited very precisely
i always liked CCleaner for functionality
but now i think it's a bit dangerous if i can't control it
so if you please change that part of software i'll be appreciate
you can insert a much harder lvl for wiping entire drive
or you can forget it,and delete it from software, i think it's totally ok
if someone wanted to wipe a drive he can format it
most users understand format matters more
and usually you're not going to format window easily
then CCleaner can wipe the free space to complet format task
i'm looking forward for a change in next version
thank you

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Wait, after you typed erase it wiped out the entire drive, am I reading this correctly? If so it's not an interface issue, you explicitly stated to the program that you understood what was happening by typing ERASE; that's why it asks you to type something instead of just a yes no box (such as that most would "unknowingly" click yes). Typing out a whole word should've been enough to make you realize that this was a foolish "hobby" and as far as your story plays out more blocks in the way that would "insert a much harder level for wiping entire drive" would have just led to you carrying out your "hobby" further and result the same exact thread as this with a slightly longer story attached.




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Wipe Free Space in 'Options > Settings' doesn't have the destructive functionality described. I think you instead went into 'Tools > Drive Wiper' and selected Wipe 'Entire Drive (All data will be erased)'.


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