CCleaner - Permanently clear a disk drive or partition using the Drive Wiper

December 2016


CCleaner - Permanently clear a disk drive or partition using the Drive Wiper


You can use the Drive Wiper feature of CCleaner to permanently wipe a disk or partition from its content, leaving no chance of recovery!
The procedure is as follows:
  • Open CCleaner
  • In the left pane, click on Tools > Drive Wiper.
  • Choose your options:
    • Wipe: choose to clear the drive or only the free space (without deleting your data)
    • Security: Choose how many times the drive will be overwritten (up to 35 passes)
    • Drives: select the drive you want to clear
  • Once you have configured all your settings, click on the "Wipe" button.

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