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Hi,

 

I was wondering if there is anyway to use CCleaner for windows to erase the free space on an ipad, I've tried plugging it into the computer where it comes up as a camera and the program cannot select the ipad as a drive to go through and wipe. Is there a way around this or is it due to the way the ipad stores the memory. I believe i'm correct in saying that the ipad has 2 sections of memory one which is the system files and one which is general storage. I'm not interested in wiping the system files but rather the storage. I know that the Ipad has a built in "erase all content" button but if i'm correct that doesn't actually wipe the storage but just removes the excryption key and files can still be recovered from this. 

Any insight into this issue would be a good help,

 

Thanks.

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No way to do this as IPads (and the majority of modern mobile devices) do not mount as traditional windows drives

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and on top of the restriction stated by @Nergal, Apple 'locks down' all its iOS's for that very reason.

they don't want users browsing around the folder structure.
so unless you jailbreak your device, you cannot access any area that isn't already accessed by some App.

 

my spin on the Erase All Content and Settings option, having done it a few times, is it'll wipe all personal data, settings, apps,  and put the device back to its factory settings.

so all your photos (for example) will be gone.  but what gone means is unknown; were they deleted, securely erased, just flagged to be overwritten - who knows.

unless someone has actually tried to recover such data, you would have to assume the someone, somehow, could recover your files.

 

one option I can think of, if a normal user wants to erase their data if giving away their device, would be to erase it using the built-in 'erase all' feature, then fill it up with some long audio track, or huge pictures or the like, to overwrite the storage, then do another 'erase all'.  that is, after all, what basically happens with a wipe free space anyway.

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Sometimes I sit in a corner and quietly weep. If you had read posts two and three at any time within the last three years you would have had your answer. This must be a spam setup.

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