Files keep showing up in Recuva
Posted 15 September 2012 - 04:46 PM
So I run a Recuva scan, have it securely delete whatever it finds, then when i run recuva again, it finds the same files again and overwrites them again.
Shouldn't it have already overwritten the files from the first time I ran it, so they shouldn't show up as needing to be overwritten again?
Posted 15 September 2012 - 05:44 PM
Recuva uses Windows commands to overwrite file data. There is not a command to overwrite the file names in the MFT, which is why they remain.
If you're asking why does Recuva show these overwritten files when you have don't show sec del files selected, I don't know. I don't know what criteria Recuva uses to identify a securely deleted file as there is nothing to specifically identify such a thing, it's just a file of zeroes.
Posted 19 September 2012 - 09:07 PM
So how does ccleaner do a "wipe mft free space" then, if there's no command to overwrite things in the MFT?
Posted 20 September 2012 - 03:01 AM