Right I understand that but anything on the drive wont be recoverable correct? Let me explain one more time. I am trying to get rid of all my shopping info for ebay and amazon. First I used cc cleaner to secure clean 3x my internet history, cache, etc and selected the clear passwords option. I then reinstalled windows 7 which overwrote the previous version. Then I did a 3x overite plus mft of my free space. Could a normal employee not a nasa employee recover my previous browsing sessions? If they can which steps can I take without throwing away my hard drive.