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How To Delete A File Totally - Not Save In Recycle

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:D How can I delete a files or files completely. I don't want the file placed in the recyle bin...

Thanks a ton! Jim

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What have you tried so far .. ?

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#3 ·  Posted (edited)

I guess that a simple FileDelete is not enough for you. What kind of security do you need? Do you want to be protected agaist simple Undelete programs or do you have to protect agaist people that may spend some hundreds dollars in order to have your data back or even worse you have some data that are of national importance and/or their recover can cost lives?

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1st case - use my shell extension code to pass 8 times the files with random data, rename them 100 times and deleted them.

2nd case - use my shell extension code to pass 100 times the files with random data, rename them 100 times and deleted them.

3rd case - take an hammer, hit the disk where the data are stored until it is broken in lots of small parts. Drop the parts in different bin around the city. Even better drop them in bins of different cities or town.

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:D    How can I delete a files or files completely.  I don't want the file placed in the recyle bin...

Thanks a ton!  Jim

FileDelete() doesn't use the recycle bin :huh2:

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:D Oh? So do you mean that really FileDelete was enough? :huh2:

Read the help file danmit!!! :)

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Sorry bud, but I did read the help file for ver 2.6 something. I even did a search for recycle.... It did not mention the filedelete.

If you prefer to answer my questions like you have, please do not bother..

Thank you Jon for the answer....

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maybe it's 'cause this is v3 support, not v2.6 support?


"I'm not even supposed to be here today!" -Dante (Hicks)

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I just searched ver 3 help . no mention of recycle bin that I could find. I just wanted some help for something that I could not find an answer to... Thanks again to Jon!!

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I just opened V3 help, typed "recycle bin" on the search tab, got 4 results including the function FileRecycle which references FileDelete...

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