How to remove sensitive data from computer?
Sensitive data can be meaningful to you when you still have them, but it also can be harmful when it was found and leaked by wrong hands. If you donate the old computer to charity, the organization has to remove everything on the hard drive according to the privacy laws. However, you cannot assure new user of your old pc would do the same when you resale your computer. I think you already have your own experience of how to deal with sensitive data; we'll share how to remove it with data sanitization software today.
How to remove sensitive data from hard drive?
1. Download the data removal tool ByebyeData Eraser, install it to the drive you don't want to wipe and run it as administrator.
2. Since we don't often keep data on the boot drive, we can click Erase entire drive in ByebyeData Eraser and check all the data partitions start from D Drive to the final drive, of course, you can also click on drive to erase if you keep all the sensitive files and documents in the same volume.
3. You may have noticed the security column, where we listed all the 14 erasing methods, overwrite plans vary from 1 pass to 35 passes though, we still suggest the one pass plan, it's enough to secure data.
4. Click Erase Now button at the right corner and you'll see the confirm message asking you to click Yes or No, we click Yes to it. Then the process bar will tell you the drives you specified are now under erasing.
The above steps can be used for remove sensitive data from hard drive or files in USB flash drive, external portable hard drive, external SSD, SD card, TF card or other devices.
When you had those devices connected, you can run ByebyeData Eraser and click Erase entire disk and other steps remain the same.
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