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How to wipe a hard disk completely so that no data recovery tools can retrieve anything? [duplicate]

How can I do a disk low level formatting in Ubuntu on an external hard disk so that any data recovery tools like test-disk or photorec cannot retrieve any data once formatted to ext4 or any file-...
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3answers
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How to completely erase hard drive? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I securely erase a USB hard drive? How to delete file(s) in secure manner? I am looking for software/script/whatever that can completely destroy data on hard ...
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2answers
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What is the best “File Shredder” to remove files from my system. [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to delete file(s) in secure manner? I need a program to permanently remove files from my system similar to File Shredder
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2answers
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Is there a GUI program to securely delete files and folders? [duplicate]

I see there's a lot of info in the answers to this question. I have used such CLI commands added to the context menu of the file manager (mostly Thunar's custom actions, which I favour over Nautilus, ...
0
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2answers
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How can I completely erase files? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I securely erase a hard drive? How to delete file(s) in secure manner? I've got an older computer with an 80 GB hard drive. I'm trying to keep the hard drive as ...
0
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2answers
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How to show the full path of a file or directory in the terminal? [duplicate]

I am new to Ubuntu. I am trying to learn how to SRM a file, however I need to know how the directory name in order to type it out in the terminal. Can someone please help me figure out how to see ...
0
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2answers
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How to delete files/folders etc [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What do I have to do before giving away my Ubuntu machine? How to delete file(s) in secure manner? I intend to sell my laptop and therefor I am looking for some solution ...
0
votes
2answers
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File Deletion system [duplicate]

I understand that for instance on a Windows system that when you delete a file that in fact it is not deleted as such immediately, but that the file is just marked meaning that other files can ...
4
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0answers
121 views

Is there any way to format my hard drive so that data cannot be restored? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I securely erase a USB hard drive? How to delete file(s) in secure manner? I have 500 GB HD and I have very important personal data in it. The thing is that if I ...
2
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0answers
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How to delete files irreversibly? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to delete file(s) in secure manner? I read that the files which are permanently deleted still can be recovered with some utilities and methods. I want to know how can I ...
0
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1answer
43 views

A few beginner questions [duplicate]

Greetings to all here.. I'm a complete Linux virgin, so apologies if anything I'm asking is blatantly obvious.. (I have done a brief search for the issues I'm having) Please go easy on the ...
0
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0answers
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How can i delete files permanently, so that it cannot be recover from any other tools? [duplicate]

I want to delete files permanently and that files should not be recover from any tools? I don't want to recover those files by anyone.(If same system is used by multiple users)
0
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1answer
24 views

How shred very large folder and subfolder and files [duplicate]

I want to shred or secure delete big folder that have about 100 GB information and many files What command or tool can I use for this?
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0answers
19 views

Empty Trash Securely on Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

On OS X, you can empty your trash securely, how would one do that in Ubuntu Desktop 14.04, or isn't it needed? Thank you in advance!
20
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4answers
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How do I customize the context menu in Nautilus?

From time to time I come up with ideas of actions I'd like to have available in the context menu of Nautilus. How do I add them there? Is there something like a Thunar UCA plugin for Nautilus?

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