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  1. I think that the OP is referring to the wording, not the actual operation. I agree, zero fill your drive does imply that the entire drive would be wiped. Just zero fill free space would be better,  but don't expect anything soon from Piriform.

    Zero fill is confusing, as the zero-fill concept, much loved by the OCZ community about ten years ago. is pretty much obsolete now with the universal adoption of TRIM. Optimising with a global TRIM gives the impession of running a zero fill, but it ain't really.



  2. Yeah. The Data Factsheet (you know, the stuff nobody reads) states pretty clearly in the first section that:

    '...it is necessary for some data, such as the operating system you’re on, whether you’re using a free or paid version of CCleaner, and the language you’re using, to be reported.'


    '...anonymous usage data doesn’t need to be reported for us to maintain CCleaner, but it does help us to build a better product. It provides us with statistics about what is being used within CCleaner and what isn’t. ... You can choose whether you’d like CCleaner to report anonymous data in CCleaner’s ‘Privacy’ tab.'

    So you're still going to get that initial ping on CC startup, even if you've unchecked the usage data box. Should you care? That's up to you, I rate it at about the same level as eveyone knowing what make and model of car I use everytime I go to the shops.


  3. It's difficult to say with the level of information given, but possibly not. If the image handling software says it's the wrong format, then it's doubtful that the rest of the data holds any image at all. A file name with a .jpg extension does not mean that the file contents are in a .jpg format.

    You could try a deep scan, and hope that the pics are in one extent.

  4. File's data not on disk means that the cluster addresses are not valid, they are probably set to 0xffff. There's no point trying to follow these addresses.

    You may find your files with a deep scan, if, at the end of the scan, you filter for file type and date, size etc. But this is a long job, and if you find a file only the first extent will be recoverable without professional help.

  5. Recovery is not actually recovery, Recuva (and other recovery software) will copy the contents of the deleted clusters exactly as they are to a folder on another device. If a header is seen as corrupted it means that the cluster contents don't match the heade specification for that thype of file. In this case it is unlikely that the rest of the clusters will be viable either. In the O/P's case a header of null (zeroes) almost certinly means that the file has gone forever.

    In other words I don't think it's just the header that's been lost.