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Is it safe to "delete free space"?


Jake the Snake

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:mellow: I have put Windows Washer onto my computer to do a nice cleaner-upper (I'm a NUT :lol: about constantly cleaning, virus-scanning, error-checking, defraging, reg-cleaning, dusting, and organizing my computer!) and there is an option called "free space wash".

((((Attached to this post is a screen-shot labeled 'deletefreespace1'))))

 

:D I would like to know if it would indeed improve the preformance of my computer, delete already "deleted" files, improve my security, or if it something to be avoided completely.

Thank you.

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Its just secure erasing the files.(from the description)

It shouldn't break anything, its just rewriting over files you have already removed. You won't notice a speed difference but it will make it harder for someone to recover your deleted files.(which most people aren't doing anyway)

 

You can run it but its usually a slow process.

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Just a thought, It is suggested with some erasers/washers that you turn off system restore when you do this as there have been instances of system restore points being wiped as well. Here is one I found

 

http://bbs.heidi.ie/viewtopic.php?t=1921&a...c256ad4fe90cbe7

 

Don't forget to turn it back on when you finish!

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