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Old 06. Nov 2010, 08:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy DiskDigger problem

Has anyone tried using Disk Digger? They recently updated to a second version.It works very well.They have no forums unfortunately.Here's the question. I ran the product and i found a couple of files that i recovered to the desk top.Now i no longer need those files and want them gone forever,but even if i overwrite the files i recovered they still appear when i run diskdigger again.It says what sector on the drive they are on,but how do you get to the particular sector to remove these files that i no longer need? I hope i am explaining good enough.If not feel free to ask.Thanks all.
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Has anyone tried using Disk Digger? They recently updated to a second version.It works very well.They have no forums unfortunately.Here's the question. I ran the product and i found a couple of files that i recovered to the desk top.Now i no longer need those files and want them gone forever,but even if i overwrite the files i recovered they still appear when i run diskdigger again.It says what sector on the drive they are on,but how do you get to the particular sector to remove these files that i no longer need? I hope i am explaining good enough.If not feel free to ask.Thanks all.
You need to actually erase the data which you can do with any shredder/wiper program, see the category Best Free Secure Erase Utility
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You need to actually erase the data which you can do with any shredder/wiper program, see the category Best Free Secure Erase Utility
I have overwritten the free space on the drive several times with many erasing software and those files keep coming back. I don't know what else i can do to make them go away?I'm open to ideas! Is there a way to go directly to the sector on the drive because it shows the sector location?
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I have overwritten the free space on the drive several times with many erasing software and those files keep coming back. I don't know what else i can do to make them go away?I'm open to ideas! Is there a way to go directly to the sector on the drive because it shows the sector location?
I don't really know what is happening here, phantom files? Journaling file systems such as ntfs are still a bit of a mystery to me, I don' have a clue what-all data structures might be involved. BUT, if its telling you exactly where on the disk the files are supposed to be, you need to get HxD, no one should be without this hex-editor/disk-editor, the utility of this utility knows no bounds. You ca fnind it in Best Free Hex Editor

HxD allows, you if run from administrator mode, to access your disks at bit level, and can easily find any sector and offset that you need. Be sure to know if the address they are telling you is absolute or offset from a partition start. You can quickly determine if there is any data there and erase it if you want. That last bit, the address may now be taken up by a different file, be careful.
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