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Disk Wipe 1.7

Completely wipe data from your hard drive or memory cards

by Bob Thornton

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Operating Systems: Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8, Windows Server, Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows XP
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Languages: English
Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 27 June 2012
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Disk Wipe
Completely erase data with Disk Wipe

Simply deleting data from your hard drive or memory cards is not enough to ensure that the files will not be recovered by someone with the right knowledge. When files are deleted, the space they occupied is merely marked as being available for use, so it may be some time before this data is actually overwritten. Even when data has been overwritten by saving a file in the same location, there are still tools that can be used to recover data.

Even when a drive is formatted, similar techniques and tools can be used to undelete files that you thought has been erased. Disk Wipe is a free tool that can be used to completely wipe out the contents of a hard drive. This is great news if you are planning on selling your drive or computer and are concerned that your private data could be accessed by other people.

But the program can also be used with USB drives and memory cards such as those used in digital cameras. Disk Wipe is a portable app which means that it does not need to be installed, so you can keep it on a small USB drive for those times when you need accessed to a security tool whatever type of drive you choose to wipe – providing it is formatted in FAT, FAT32 or NTFS formats – a wizard is on hand to guide you through every steps of the way.

Secure disk wiping is a fairly lengthy process, but you can balance security and time by adjusting the priority at which the wiping is done, and choosing different levels of security. Disk Wipe also has more to offer. It can reveal helpful information about any of the drives it detects and also features a data viewer that can be used to display Hex data which may be helpful when diagnosing certain problems and can also be used to uncover lost information.

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A useful tool, but not one you’ll use too frequently. One to add to your utility disc that’s sure to come in handy from time to time.

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Windows 10 May 2019 Update ISO (build 1903)

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This is the latest version of Windows May 2019 Update. it's a media creation tool that can be used to upgrade an existing installation of Windows or create installation media for another PC. Just make your choice after launching the tool and it'll do the rest.

What was new in Windows 10, when it was released? The OS brought back the Start Menu, though with a twist: live tiles keep you up-to-date with the latest news while also providing an easy way to launch apps. (Don't worry if you prefer the Start Screen, it's still there and you can boot into it if you prefer.)

Apps now work much more like regular desktop programs. They have minimise, maximise, restore and close buttons, and can be resized (to a degree) and organised however you like.

If you've still lost track of a program in the mass of open windows, a new Task Spaces feature can help. Click its taskbar button and you'll see thumbnails for everything running now, a little like OS X's Mission Control - just click something to switch to it.

Better still, Task Spaces also supports virtual desktops. Add extra desktops as required and it'll display thumbnails of each one, making it easy to identify whatever you're after and switch to it.

There's also smarter snapping, new customisation options, and even a bunch of experimental additions to the command prompt.

May 2019 Update brings a whole host of new features for Windows 10. See the Microsoft Blog for more information.

The Windows 10 ISO will give you build 1903 which is the May 2019 Update.

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