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  1. Hi there, I am using the latest version of CCleaner (v2.01.507), and have the Secure Deletion option set to "DOD 5220.22-M (3 passes)". However, nothing is getting securely deleted. After running CCleaner on my system, I ran an undelete utility and was able to restore every file, that had supposedly been permanently destroyed, with no problem at all. Can anyone tell me what is going wrong? This certainly seems like a bug to me. [bTW, aside from this issue -- great program! Thanks much!] Gurtz
  2. Secure Delete doesn't work

    login123, thanks for the kind comment (about me). I must agree with you on all your subsequent points! Though I reported the bug at the start of this thread, it is just one bug in a piece of software that, on the whole, does an excellent job. As you indicated, Windows has a ton of bugs -- even XP, which has been around for years. And unlike the developers of CCleaner, who produce free software on a shoe-string budget, Microsoft has the resources of a thousand suns behind their products. They don't really have much of an excuse for poor software (other than the massive complexity they have to deal with). [i would trade all the prettyness of the current versions for Windows for a simple version that is fast and never crashes. But that will probably never be. Oh well. I'm getting side tracked...] Back to CCleaner. It really is good software, and I have no doubt the secure-delete issue will be fixed in due course. Until then I'll continue to use it, but will just have to be aware of the current limitation (and work around it). No big deal. Thanks to the developers for all their efforts! Gurtz
  3. Secure Delete doesn't work

    I'm sorry, I don't understand what you're suggesting. I run CCleaner.exe from my c:\Program Files\CCleaner folder. Is "cipher /w:C:\" a command-line option? If so, how do I use it? "CCleaner cipher /w:C:\"??? Thanks.
  4. Secure Delete doesn't work

    I'm on NTFS, too.
  5. Secure Delete doesn't work

    I must say, I didn't think to try it with custom folders but, you are right: many (if not all) files in Temporary Internet Files -- though they are deleted -- are completely recoverable. I am also XP/SP2 professional. I use Maxthon as a browser, though it uses IE 6.0.2180 at the core. I am using Avast! Anti Virus and Sunbelt Kerio Personal Firewall. Thanks for the respose. Glad I'm not the only one. Gurtz
  6. Secure Delete doesn't work

    I'm sorry, I don't understand your instructions. I did run Regedit and searched for "Secure Eraser", but it didn't find any matching entries (so there was nothing I could delete). I think you might have misunderstood my original message. The problem I am having is that, even though CCleaner SEEMS to be working, and it DOES delete files from my drive ... it is NOT deleting them SECURELY. I know this because I was able to recover the deleted files using an "undelete" program. Does this make sense? Thank you for your help, Gurtz
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