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Deleting file records

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Could you guys add a feature that allows you to delete any record that you even had the file. I want to search, and not get 20K securely deleted files. I want there to be NO name, no record. As if it did not exist.

 

Keep up the great work!

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The Recuva Options box (by default) does not show securely deleted files, although I don't know how it selects what has been securely deleted and what has not.

 

The option to remove the filename from the MFT has been mentioned before, and I believe is on the to-do list. It probably is rather more difficult to do than simply overwriting a few sectors, and messing up the MFT would cause some agitation from users. Rgds.

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Well, I'm not absolutely au fait with Windows file and directory structures (who is?) so I can't really say how straightforward it would be to remove file names completely. But it can be said that Windows puts files into a deleted state whilst retaining the file name, cluster size and addresses, etc. So to change that state might not be that easy. Would you just zap the filename to blanks, or remove the file deleted flag? Do you have to shuffle the remaining MFT entries? What else should you do that you don't know about? What will M/S introduce in the future that will cause your work to corrupt the MFT? The list is endless. It's a big risk for relatively low and unimportant returns.

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Maybe I misspoke about the directory. I was hoping for something like what Eraser 5.85 does -- that is to overwrite the filename with ZZZZZs and change the path to C:\?\.

 

Seems like a good idea to me.

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Maybe I misspoke about the directory. I was hoping for something like what Eraser 5.85 does -- that is to overwrite the filename with ZZZZZs and change the path to C:\?\.

 

Seems like a good idea to me.

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Maybe I misspoke about the directory. I was hoping for something like what Eraser 5.85 does -- that is to overwrite the filename with ZZZZZs and change the path to C:\?\.

 

Seems like a good idea to me.

well, this has been quite an item... is it really the only way to clean trash from MFT to format the disk; and does that even do the job...I know, cleaning is not the main point in Recuva, but finding something important to recover from loads of cryptic names is quite a job...

 

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