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  1. Hello, I've been using the Drive Wipe Free Space function in CCleaner on both internal hard drives (eg: c:) and external USB drives (a hard disk and some memory sticks). After using wipe free space on the internal drive I ran Recuva to see if it found anything, and it reported zero files. On my external hard disk and memory sticks, Recuva finds all the files that were previously there, though reports them as having been overwritten and unrecoverable. It seems to me that with external drives the data has been successfully overwritten, but that there's a filename table remaining. I'm not worried about the data being recoverable, but the deleted file names are clearly available to anyone who cared to look. Is there some reason for the difference, and how do I wipe free space on USB drives such that old/deleted contents can't be listed? For info: CC v4.14.4707, Recuva v1.51.1063 Piers.
  2. Hello, Firstly, a huge thank you for providing the winapp2.ini file! I found that log files for AVG 2014 were not being removed, and worked out that the path on my PC was different to yours. I replaced... FileKey14=%WinDir%\System32\config\systemprofile\AppData\Local\Avg2014\log|*.* with: FileKey14=%WinDir%\System32\config\systemprofile\Local Settings\Application Data\Avg2014\log|*.* I'm running under Win XP, SP3, with the latest versions of CCleaner and AVG. No idea if this is peculiar to my PC or to the particular OS version, but thought I'd flag it up in case anyone else has the same issue. Regards, Piers.
  3. Hello again, Err... That was two questions! Do you mean Yes, it's a leftover, or Yes I can get rid of it? I don't want to upgrade to Vista or 7 (as I've got a lot of older software). I presume I could copy the files on this partition somewhere else, and then wipe / reformat / whatever the partition to get rid of the pre-allocated space. This seems like using a sledgehammer to crack a nut. Is there no neater solution? Thanks.
  4. Hello, I'm in the same position. I've just added a second hard drive to my PC to use as a data backup. It came out of another machine, and is partitioned into two halves, and now registers as E: and F:. E: used to be the winXP boot drive, and F: used to be for data. I've removed all the old windows files, but want to keep some of the data (almost all audio) that's still in F:. E: is pretty much empty. F: has purple blocks which take up about 1/8 of the drive. Is this a leftover from when the drive was previosuly used? Can I get rid of it? Thanks.
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