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Re: PC disk wipe software
On Mon, 9 Oct 1995, Perry E. Metzger wrote:
> I thought I'd ask here, since its related to a lot of the stuff people
> have written for the PC platform in these parts. I need to securely
> wipe a bunch of data from an MS-DOS hard drive, so that it can't be
> recovered. Are there any readily available utilities for this? Will
> any of them selectively erase only data that isn't allocated to
> existing files?
Norton Utilities has been able to do this for a long time. I think
the program is called <wipedisk> (wipe "unused" area of a disk), and I
believe there's also a <wipefile> that will obliterate a file. These
things are supposed to conform to some unspecified "government
guidelines," so you decide how good they are. My guess is that
they're plenty good enough.