Windows 7 secure erase free space
Free space can also be called unused space, deleted space and even unallocated space in Disk management. Many ways are available to create free space: delete files and folders, empty recycle bin, and delete partitions. What we concern about here is to secure erase free space after sensitive file or personal information deleted, since we all know that simply press down the "Delete" button on the keyboard doesn't really mean erase, files can still be revived by data recovery software, like Recuva, as you may know.
Operate Erase free space function in ByebyeData Eraser is efficient when you have deleted many files manually, just click the partition the files were in, and you don't have to find the references of them to remove directory in command prompt. ByebyeData Eraser will do the rest, here is how it works on erasing free space.
Steps to erase free space:
- Run ByebyeData Eraser and click Erase free space from the left guide tabs.
- Click the partition you just deleted files and then choose an erase standard from the list.
- Click Secure Erase to wipe free space.
No matter it is free on data partition or system drive, ByebyeData Eraser will permanently erase traces of files in them. So when you're erasing free space on the disk, there is no need to warry about crush or damage will happen to your system.