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  1. Member
    Join Date: Sep 2005
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    After installing a video editor (Aiseesoft), I set the output destination to a folder in a second partition which is 'D:\Videos.' That folder had plenty of video files. Big mistake. All the files in that folder disappeared.

    Using Recuva recovery software, I was able to recover a few files. The others won't play though. Now whenever I do the Search command, the deleted files are listed in the folder 'H/Videos' which seems a virtual drive. From that H drive, I was able to play the files but the files are truncated(cut short). I can even copy them to D:\ Videos and play but they are not complete. No big problem because I have a backup of them but in different and edited format.

    My problem is how to permanently delete the deleted files from that H drive. Deleting them from the Search Results only gave a message "nothing to do" and "deleting from archive" which continues endlessly. Not sure if they still occupy hard drive space physically.

    Using XP SP3. Thanks.
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  2. Member ranchhand's Avatar
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    deleted files are listed in the folder 'H/Videos' which seems a virtual drive
    I'm not sure how you are set up but as I understand it you have one, single hard drive with two (2) partitions, C and D. Correct me if I am wrong. Now you suddenly have H appearing; in one sentence you call it a folder, in a different sentence you call it a "drive" which means it is a partition. In explore is it listed as a separate partition (even if it is virtual, it still acts as a physical partition)? If you answer is "yes", what happens when you right click once on it in Explore?
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    Probably not the answer you're looking for but this does work. If you have Unix/Linux skills, you can install the free Cygwin package (http://www.cygwin.org) and open a Bash shell and use good old "rm" to get rid of your files. Anything deleted by "rm" is gone and won't show up in a Recycle Bin.
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  4. Install Ccleaner, you get new right click menu options to wipe a drive's free space and secure erase the recycle bin.
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  5. Originally Posted by nic2k4 View Post
    Install Ccleaner, you get new right click menu options to wipe a drive's free space and secure erase the recycle bin.
    It's the advanced tool that allows to solve related problems without any hassles. I use it very often.
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  6. You can actually search for free File Shredder software. I know there are tons of them around online.
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  7. Member Dv8ted2's Avatar
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    I like to use directory snoop. You get 25 free uses.
    http://www.briggsoft.com/dsnoop.htm
    Believing yourself to be secure only takes one cracker to dispel your belief.
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  8. Member ranchhand's Avatar
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    I love these hit & run posters. We try to help them and they don't even bother to reply.
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  9. He actually is a member since 2005, I checked his profile. Maybe he just missed this, what I would like to think. But for me, file shredders online(frreeware) are my top choices for this task.
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