How to wipe drives free of porn?

Discussion in 'Pornography Addiction' started by richard29, Jan 20, 2014.

  1. richard29

    richard29 Member

    I found some program that retrieves deleted data and thought I'd be safe using it as I'd deleted my porn stash ages ago, and even once did a 'drive wipe' with this CCleaner program so I thought it'd all be long gone. It wasn't.

    I found it and was in awe pretty much straight away. I PMO'ed twice and now I've deleted it again but I want to actually PROPERLY delete it this time. What program can I use to ensure I do this? Can I use the CCleaner program drive wiper but just do a 'complex overwrite' to male sure it's genuinely gone and unretrievble?? It'd give me a lot of peace of mind knowing porn isn't even attainable.

    Thanks.
     
  2. lookingahead

    lookingahead To restore my inmost being. Staff Member

    Take the old hard drive out and burn it. Then get a new hard drive.
     
  3. BadOnion

    BadOnion New Member

    The complex overwrite will actually replace the data with something else and make it irretrievable. No need to burn anything.
     
  4. NewLeaseOnLife

    NewLeaseOnLife New Member

    Glad you posted this. For curiosity, I did a search on my computer and couldn't find any porn remnants. Then I did a search for huge files, and found one. I started it to see if it was an actual video, caught a glimpse of a naked woman, and shut it down and deleted & emptied it.
     
  5. richard29

    richard29 Member

    Cool, I'll do this. And probably multiple times!
     
  6. Secundus

    Secundus New Member

    http://www.fileshredder.org
     
  7. over_it

    over_it Active Member

    Ah the old delete/ recover files /delete loop - been there and done that! ???

    I found CC Cleaner did the trick, I just deleted the files first and then selected overwrite free space only with the simple overwrite. THe file recovery software I was using (maybe you have better software!) found no images or videos that could be accessed, just shredded file fragments.
     
  8. richard29

    richard29 Member


    Yeah, hope this is the last time and it's gone this time! Thinking back I may have cancelled the wipe at about 70% as I was going to bed. Must be that, as the old collection wasn't there in full by any stretch, but still enough to make me lose it and relapse.

    I have two drives and one I've erased everything (checked it this morn) and the other I'm overwriting now. It's been going on for four hours so this should do it (I hope)!
     

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