Sunday, December 9, 2012

How to wipe partition and delete data permanently?

Deleting files can be recovered with professional data recovery software - it has disadvantages while it brings advantages. If the deleted files contain important commercial secrets or personal privacy, it may cause serious losses once they are recovered. Therefore, we need to delete files permanently. But how?  wiping partition, the best choice,  wipe partition can erase the data on the partition completely and ensure that the data can not be recovered by any data recovery solution. This function can prevent undesired recovery of your deleted data.

But how to wipe partition? In fact, it is not difficult. By employing the "Wipe Partition" function of MiniTool Partition Wizard, we can delete files thoroughly and they will never be recovered. In order to try using the "Wipe Partition" function, download MiniTool Partition Wizard on the official website Then install and run it.

In this window, computer usage information is being shown. If the files that will be deleted are in Partition H:, we need to wipe Partition H:. Select Partition H: and click "Partition" in tool bar. Select "Wipe Partition" in the drop-down list to enter the window of "Wipe Disk or Partition". 

There are five different wiping styles provided. The top two styles are quick but of low security. The below three are of high security but slow. We select wiping styles according to practical needs. Take "Fill Sectors with Zero" for example. Select it and click "OK". The software starts wiping partition. 

The main window will be shown after wiping and we can see the effect. 

In this window, Partition H: has been changed into unformatted partition and its space was run out because H: are filled with new written data and the original data is overwritten. Therefore, the deleted files can not be recovered. 

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