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Posted on Apr 16, 2013 in Data Privacy, Privacy Tutorials | 0 comments

Eraser tutorial 3 – Shredding files

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In our second Eraser tutorial video, we demonstrate how to use the secure wipe functions in the program to shred files or folders on your hard disk. Eraser makes this task easy, but be careful, once your files are shredded there’s no going back.

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Additional notes

If you have a lot of free hard disk space and you want to periodically wipe that space for security reasons, consider creating ballast files. A ballast file is simply any data that takes up a large amount of space, preventing Windows from writing any other data there. An easy way to create large ballast files is to use Truecrypt to create large containers on your disk. You do not need to use these containers for anything, they will just use up the excess space on your disks meaning there is less free space for eraser to have to clean. When you need that extra space, simply delete the ballast file and make a smaller one, if necessary.

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