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Shredding / Wiping software cannot wipe 10,000 Free Disc Space Files!

Q: Shredding / Wiping software cannot wipe 10,000 Free Disc Space Files!

Windows XP Home I have been looking at image recovery programs to see what can be extracted from the free space after all the cleaning operations have been implemented Having seen the amount of information that can / 10,000 Files! Free Wiping Shredding software cannot wipe Disc Space be recovered I will no longer empty the Recycle Bin without shredding the contents but Shredding / Wiping software cannot wipe 10,000 Free Disc Space Files! it Shredding / Wiping software cannot wipe 10,000 Free Disc Space Files! seems that an enormous amount of information is still being collected which the normal individual is unaware of eImage Recovery Demo has found images and files in my deleted free space area of the hard disc Some are damaged due to overwriting but a vast majority have a clear preview picture of what can be recovered Because I do not recognise many of these pictures it seems that Windows is placing jpg bmp png etc images in this free space without my knowledge Perhaps some are gifs of bars and buttons from web surfing I have tried using some of the more user friendly and good reviews internet clearing tools available CCleaner Drive Discovery Active Privacy Guardian Washer Index dat Suite CleanCache PurgeIE IndexDat-Zap Version The images images that eImage Recovery displays seemingly cannot be removed by any of the normal space clearing methods available see below I have downloaded on trial practically every recovery program known to man and it is quite alarming to note that most only display a short list of deleted files in my free space area There are only programs that I can find which show an extended list of deleted files with preview pictures and these are eImage Recovery as mentioned above DiskInternals Uneraser and also VirtualLab Client which is a bit more complex To give you an idea how much effort I have put into this I have looked at all these programs in the hope of finding a tool that will wipe completely all the free space files beyond recovery and then check the free space after to see that no files are recoverable Active Privacy Guardian Washer NShred Super File Recover Virtual Lab Easis Data Lifesaver NetSpring Data Recover Back Life DiskDoctor DIY Data Recover Undelete Plus Wundelete Recover All Raise Data Recovery for NTFS Recover data for NTFS Arax Disk Doctor Object Rescue Pro Reviver Stellar Phoenix data recovery Data Recovery Pandora File Recovery Recovery Files Final recovery Directory Snoop Undelete Plus File Scavenger Clean Disc Security Tune Up Utilities Restoration Blanccco File Shredder BCWipe Ace Utilities Data Disk Recovery Easy Soft Undelete PC Mesh Win Hex Editor Recover Lost Data Eraser I have also wiped the free space several times using different programs yet still these files remain I have used Restoration to wipe the free space with pass Blancco File Shredder using passes Drive Discovery using passes File Shredder using passes Finally File Shredder again using the pass Guttmann Algorithm I have also wiped the slacks the file table entries and the system swap file Goodness knows what this is doing to my hard drive When I have shred every last evidence of computer internet activity shred the Recycle Bin Guttmann shredded the Free Space and removed all cookies and entries how is it possible for a basic recovery program like eImage Recovery to find so many records on my hard disc I have not tried to recover any files because this is not possible with the demo program It is not relevant anyway as the image content of the files which have not been overwritten are clearly visible and not marked as damaged I think there must be other records kept by Microsoft somewhere that are not touched by these wiping facilities I have also read somewhere that Office Word records activity which cannot be detected in the normal way Another thought I had was that the Clipboard might be applying records to the free space I have attached a few screen shots to give you an idea of the files being deposited in the free space Some of these files I recognise as copy paste activity between Firefox and Word Other files are completely meaningless to me see eImage Recovery gif file - second picyure They seem to be images from internet sites Other pictures are definitely from YouTube videos One of the pictures I recognise as still in use is in My Pictures folder The rest are music files and deleted photos and icons etc One of the best programs I have come across for viewing files in the free space without having to purchase the product is DiskInternals but this has created a Virtual Partition on my C Drive to view the files it has found When I contacted them they said the folder files have not been saved and can be removed by cleaning the free space Not so The folder is still there even after the pass Guttmann wipe This partition and folder now also exists on my hard disc which I cannot remove I have been reading various postings on this matter and it was suggested that File Recovery Professional was a good program to test the effectiveness of Wiping Facilities I did not find this particularly helpful because none of the file names in the free space were original and there was no effective image preview facility like DiskInternals and eImage Recovery My mission is simple Destroy all files in the free space beyond recovery Test the Free Space to verify that this has been achieved Seems impossible Do you have the answer nbsp

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Preferred Solution: Shredding / Wiping software cannot wipe 10,000 Free Disc Space Files!

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/directdownload.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

A: Shredding / Wiping software cannot wipe 10,000 Free Disc Space Files!

Give this one a go, select the DoD 7 passes, and then try and find something
http://www.tolvanen.com/eraser/download.shtml

It should take hours and hours. However, the only real safe solution is to do a format - and then "erase" the whole drive.

BTW, this is free and in my opinion, the best! Why so eager to get rid of your traces tho?

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/shredding-wiping-software-cannot-wipe-10-000-free-disc-space-files.647768/
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i need the best free / premium softwares to to Shred Files and Wipe Free Disk Space

please....

A:need Free Tools to Shred Files and Wipe Free Disk Space

Here's a couple:[email protected] KillDiskNot sure about KillDisk, but Eraser has the option to be run in the Shell Menu, so you can right-click and select Erase, instead of Delete.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/285747/need-free-tools-to-shred-files-and-wipe-free-disk-space/
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I'm sure you guys would have covered this already but I couldn't seem to find any threads, so apologies if you have to shout repost.
I am in the process of getting rid of a computer which has sensitive data on it. Could you suggest (hopefully a free download) some software to completely delete files and also go over "free space" and scrub the files so that they cannot be recovered.

Mucho thanks in advance

FC
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/securely-delete-files-and-wipe-already-free-space.486358/
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I've tried ERASER, but find it cumbersome to setup and use.

Is there a better free one out there, please?
 

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I use CCleaner Professional.

I need to clean my free space and was wondering what is the best type of wipe to use (3 pass, 7 pass). I don't need to go the nuclear route, just that I would have personal data that I would not want anybody to be able to retrieve.

Secondly, I have a question regarding safe deletion of files, when Recycle bin is used.

If I have a drive that is encrypted (let's say drive K:) and if I delete a file, and then empty the Recycle Bin, does that file move outside of the encrypted drive (K:) and therefore become recoverable.

T

A:Wiping free space

Three passes with CCleaner will take care of the wipe for you. That's the amount I did on my system.

What encryption program do you use?

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/wiping-free-space-866098.html
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 I use Ccleaner regularly to clean junk. Is using the option to wipe free space a good option to use occasionally?Edit: Moved topic from Windows 7 to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

A:Wiping free space

Only if you are worried about somebody accessing the drive and trying to recover deleted files.
 
https://www.piriform.com/docs/ccleaner/using-ccleaner/wiping-free-disk-space

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/593085/wiping-free-space/
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Hi,

I used to have a utility that allowed free space on a drive to be securely wiped and I can't remember the name of it at all.

Could somebody please tell me what utilities are available for doing this?
 

A:Wiping free space completely

Eraser works.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/wiping-free-space-completely.557672/
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I regularly use CCleaner as recommended by the virus malware removal steps including the wipe free space feature on occasion to really clean the empty space and theoretically speed up the HD etc However I recently installed a program called MagicUneraser to try to recover a file I had inadvertently deleted and after scanning the drive it found hundreds space free CCleaner wiping not of thousands of deleted files and continues to do so CCleaner not wiping free space after I have run CCleaner with the wipe free CCleaner not wiping free space space enabled several times This kind of pisses me off Are there any programs out there that actually do what they claim and CLEAN and WIPE the HD free space Alternatively are there any undelete programs that have an option to permanently delete found file fragments MagicUneraser does not offer this feature so while it can detect files that apparently CCleaner can not it can not clear them Help If I delete a sensitive document or want to CCleaner not wiping free space control the of copies of a particular document by making hard copies and deleting the active file on the HD I would like to feel confident that this is actually being done nbsp

A:CCleaner not wiping free space

I was never aware the CCleaner wiped free space. There are many free utilities that can wipe free space on hard drives. This is one:
http://www.tolvanen.com/eraser/
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/ccleaner-not-wiping-free-space.129560/
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1 pass/3 passes/7 passes/35 passesI don't care about the time. I just want to know is it good to overwrite sth so many times. I don't want to do damage to my computer while thinking everything I do is good and 'so secure'.  
 

A:Wiping free space - overwritting [how many passes?]

The Department of Defense had somewhere in a manual years ago that said something like 3-7 passes. It's been debunked. One pass is all that's needed. SSD have something similar, but it just tells all the blocks to go to a zero electron state. However, this will use up one life cycle of the entire ssd drive. I guess that's the price to have a clear conscience.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/560671/wiping-free-space-overwritting-how-many-passes/
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A:Best software for removing all crud/tmp files and zeroing free space?

I've been using CCleaner for some time. The link is in my sig.

http://www.sevenforums.com/software/289809-best-software-removing-all-crud-tmp-files-zeroing-free-space.html
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A:BC Wipe ate my free space!

BCWipe FAQ's (See 2.2).............http://www.jetico.com/index.htm#/bcwipe_faq.htm
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/bc-wipe-ate-my-free-space.499930/
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CCleaner > Tools > Drive wiper > wipe...free space only.

What happens if I click the WIPE button?

A:Wipe Free Space

It will overwrite all unused disk space. When files are deleted the space they previously consumed is not cleared but marked as unused. You will not be able to recover any files that were deleted and not in the recycle bin. That is what the function is designed to prevent. This is security measure with no other advantages. It will likely take a long time to run, particularly on a large drive.

If the drive has logical inconsistencies this function could cause serious problems. Not common but it does happen.

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Looks like the new CCleaner will overwrite the file names in the Master File Table.

Here is a discussion on it:

http://forum.piriform.com/index.php?showtopic=25905
 

A:New CCleaner Wipe Free Space

I haven't tried the Wipe Free Space option yet, I was waiting for someone else to be the guinea pig.

But in this thread http://forum.piriform.com/index.php?showtopic=25903 the consensus seems to be that Eraser still does a better job than CCleaner.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/new-ccleaner-wipe-free-space.888034/
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Good day all. We would like to wipe our free hard drive space. We have CCleaner. When we go to Options-Settings Normal file deletion (faster) is selected. When we choose secure file deletion (slower) we get the options: Simple (1 pass), advanced (3 passes), complex (5 passes), very complex (7 passes). Which is best to securely get rid of personal data? I know more passes equals longer time. There are predominantly family and school files with some of my wife's small business associated files on the computer.

Next, it offers an option to wipe the alternate data streams and cluster tips. What are they and is it safe to do?
Finally, there is an option to wipe the MFT free space. Again, what is that and is it safe to do?

Thanks for the help.

Golferguy
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/free-space-wipe-question.1036751/
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A:Wipe free space on SSD? Is it safe?

There is no need to wipe the free space on a SSD. Trim and Garbage Collection will handle that

A Guy

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/235409-wipe-free-space-ssd-safe.html
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Hello, I hunted for the correct forum to post..apologies if I'm in the wrong place!
 
Updated Ccleaner today and found in the Advanced options "Wipe MFT Free Space C drive."
Of course I ticked it!  Free space, needing a wipe means to me that cobwebs might have grown there?
 
Opinions or advice about this Ccleaner setting?  Good/bad? 
 
Mucho thanks!

A:Ccleaner Wipe MFT Free Space ?

The MFT is the Master File Table which contains the identifying information used by the file system to manage file storage. When files are deleted, details like the location of the file's prior contents (and sometimes a small component of the file's actual contents) remain for an indeterminate period of time in the MFT.
 
Much like the file data locations themselves, the MFT entries are released and become available for re-use, but until they get used again for other files, the information they contain can be accessed to gain information about the deleted files. This is the first line of approach used by file recovery programs, so in some situations it could be viewed as a security risk, enabling private or sensitive information to possibly be recovered after file deletion.
 
So wiping the MFT free space will erase any remaining information in the previously used MFT records that are awaiting re-use. If you wish to be extra secure about deleted files being completely gone, then you can choose the MFT free space wipe. But keep in mind it will make recovery of an accidentally deleted file far more difficult after applying the action.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/557676/ccleaner-wipe-mft-free-space/
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so i downloaded this product and payed the to get the government wipe and all i want to do is wipe free space every now and then on my c drive so i used it on a usb flash drive st worked great didnt take long everythings fine then i try to select my xp c drive and i get a message quot This is a System Drive To wipe or erase this drive we highly recommend you create the bootable media restart the PC and run KillDisk from it quot it does free space to [email protected] using Help wipe not give me any options to select the Wipe option it is greyed out but i can select the Kill option is wipe more dangerous than kill there also is not options to select create quot the bootable media Help using [email protected] to wipe free space quot in order to quot run KillDisk from it quot i have been looking online as to how to create a bootable usb drive but it looks very complicated to me and seems to relate to booting windows from the drive and i really dont know if thats what they are saying customer support is no help after filling out a long amp complicated for me support ticket they just emailed me a link to buy their Bootable Media creator software and a link to a video on how to use it i cannot resond to their email response i would have to start a new support ticket amp no help looking through their support forums i have no understanding why such a simple process should be so complicated if anyone can give me any help on simply using the Wipe feature on the c drive i would greatly appreciate it i guess my moneys gone but i would like to get some use out of the product other than wiping my usb drives thanks Jim nbsp

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I have succeeded in setting up encryption using TrueCrypt on my Windows 8.1 notebook.

I now need to clean the free space, that previously contained the personal files before I moved them to the encrypted area. I have 2 questions:-

1) What's the best free software to clean free space in a specific folder ONLY. I want to do 35 passes, so don't want to waste time cleaning a whole drive on a brand new laptop, when I know exactly where the files were beforehand.

2)I've emptied the Recycle Bin, but do I need to clean the freespace there also?

T

A:[SOLVED] Wipe Free Space In A Specific Folder

Well the free space of one folder could be spanned around the entire drive.

The only way that I am aware of is the method of cleaning the entire drive of its free space. Also 35 passes is unnecessary. Unless your hiding information from the FBI, 7 passes is all that is needed.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/solved-wipe-free-space-in-a-specific-folder-799538.html
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best soft to Wipe-out only free space on multiple volumes on win 7

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is there is any idea or setting so that we can use CCleaner partion wiper for many drives too ?

A:best soft to Wipe-out only free space on multiple volumes on win 7

CCleaner > Options > Settings > Wipe Free Space drives

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/288910-best-soft-wipe-out-only-free-space-multiple-volumes-win-7-a.html
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Is there a way to recalculate disc space? I have Windows XP and I do have Norton System Works. This isn't the first time disc space hasn't matched recent actions. Thanks in advance.
 

A:Free Space inaccuracies?? Calculating disc space?

If the video wasn't in My Docs then 'System Restore' in XP may have recorded the change to enable a future restore. To record a 700mb deletion that it may be asked to restore back takes 700mb.
System restore ignores the My Docs folder so the above is irrelevant if the video was deleted from that location.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/free-space-inaccuracies-calculating-disc-space.449710/
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A:I can't recover disc space when deleting files, space keeps fluctuating

Have you checked to see how many restore points you have? I'll leave the possible malware aspect of your issue to others here more qualified.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/499026/i-cant-recover-disc-space-when-deleting-files-space-keeps-fluctuating/
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HELP PLEASE... uninsstalling software...not enough disk space...please free space http://www.vistax64.com/images/smilies/cry.gif

when i try to install software it comes up with (drive)not enough disk space..when i have 30gb left..

when i attempt to create a restore point twice 1st came up with 0x80070070 and 2nd was

when i load a picture it says not enough picture please close some apps/free up disk space

when i uninstall a software it says an error occured while writing installation information to disk.check to make sure enough disk space is available, and click retry or cancel end the ..

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A:HELP PLEASE... uninsstalling software...not enough disk space...please free space

Originally Posted by npm1


HELP PLEASE... uninsstalling software...not enough disk space...please free space http://www.vistax64.com/images/smilies/cry.gif

when i try to install software it comes up with (drive)not enough disk space..when i have 30gb left..

when i attempt to create a restore point twice 1st came up with 0x80070070 and 2nd was

when i load a picture it says not enough picture please close some apps/free up disk space

when i uninstall a software it says an error occured while writing installation information to disk.check to make sure enough disk space is available, and click retry or cancel end the ..

my computer has 1 harddrive split into C and D partitions...its an ACER 57357 with 4gb ram,2.16ghz-667mhz fsb-1mb l2 cache, 320gb harddrive, 4500m intergrated graphics




We could use a screenshot of your disk management console

Ken

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I have XP Professional & I installed a bunch of games & afterwords read the fine print & discovered they were for windows 98. Now my hard drive says I'm running out of free space. I reinstalled XP & it didn't fix the problem. I removed most of the game files manually & then went back to the "Add & Remove Software Programs" & found out it removed the files sizes but not the games names. What else is there I can do?
 

A:Wrong disc free space on XP

Why didn't you uninstall the games in Add/Remove to begin with? You will miss many files trying to do it manually since files go to a lot of different locations.

Did the games not work? Most Win98 games work fine on XP.

I'd suggest that you reinstall each game that you think may have been incompletely uninstalled so that the uninstaller will be repaired and then remove them using Add/Remove.

If you need more space immediately, empty out your temporary files since game installations usually leave a lot there. You can also run System Restore to try to get back to a time before the games were installed, but you should uninstall them properly first before doing that if possible.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/wrong-disc-free-space-on-xp.334159/
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Even after completely removing all deleated messages etc., i get the message " to free disc space outlook express can compact messages ". The message appears about every 15 seconds even after i ok to clear.
 

A:Solved: To free disc space

It appears you would have to go into the registry and that may not even stop the nag.

Why does OE insist on compacting folders when I close it?

OE has a long and troubled history with compacting folders. In the most current version, OE compacts all folders automatically after you open and close the program 100 times. Compacting folders is absolutely essential for maintaining your files in good working order. Therefore,

Do not interrupt the process once it has begun.
It is best not to use your computer at all until the process is complete, which can take a few minutes.
Under no circumstances must you ever use Task Manager to kill the msimn.exe process, or put your computer on Standby, or turn off the power, or use a memory-intensive program while compaction is occurring. Any of those can cause destruction of your files and the loss of your messages.
If you don't like waiting for that 100th closing, you can compact all folders manually at any time. For best results always use this procedure:

On the File menu, click Work Offline so that no new messages will be arriving.
In the Folder list, click on Outlook Express so that no e-mail or news folder is open.
Close the Folder list by clicking the X in the upper right-hand corner of the list panel. Alternatively you can click Layout on the View menu, and then clear the checkbox for "Folder List".
On the File menu, point to Folder, and then click Compact All Folders. Do not use your computer until the process is complete, which might take several minutes.
If an error occurs, close Outlook Express, re-open it, and begin the process again from the top. If the same error occurs again, close Outlook Express, restart your computer (or log off and then log on again), open Outlook Express and then begin the whole process again.
Unfortunately that does not reset the internal counter to zero, so OE will still compact after the 100th closing. You can edit the registry manually to reset the counter, or you can use OE Tool to compact all folders and reset the counter at the same time. To reset it manually:

Close Outlook Express and all message windows.
Click Start, click Run and type without quotes "regedit".
Navigate to this key

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Identities\{GUID}\Software\Microsoft\Outlook Express\5.0

where GUID is the long number used for your Identity.
In the right-hand pane, double-click "Compact Check Count", then change the value to zero.
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-to-free-disc-space.831670/
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Have installed 20 GB Hard Drive. Bios shows hard drive as 20 GB but Windows 98 is showing that I only have around 7 GB of free disc space. Fdisk shows drive to be formatted at 20GB. I believe that this is a Windows problem but don't remember where I saw the fix for it. Can anyone give me some guidance?
 

A:Hard Drive Free Disc Space Incorrect

Where are you seeing this incorrect number? Do not use DriveSpace to check, if that is what you are doing.

Check at a Command Prompt by typing DIR - is that ok?

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A:Free Up Disc Space - System and Maintenance is it a bad idea?

Hi-

Sorry, I am unfamiliar with the Disk Cleaner product you mentioned.

Use Microsoft Clean-up Center --> http://onecare.live.com/site/en-us/center/cleanup.htm

Tune up center --> http://onecare.live.com/site/en-us/center/tuneup.htm

You have an onboard system utility - Clean Manager --> http://social.answers.microsoft.com/...2-269216767263

I also advise against registry cleaners - they are useless and can harm your OS and possibly even result in BSOD.

--> http://www.techsupportforum.com/f217...ml#post1722857

--> http://www.techsupportforum.com/f217...er-401950.html

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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A:Unknown reasoning for "Error: Cannot Wipe free space for UNC drive"

Hi redhatman, welcome to 7F!

Sounds like something happened when CCleaner (CC) attempted to wipe the free space, Glary picked up on those changes, and it ended up being a UNC drive, and it (Glary) couldn't determine the original working directory to start itself.
Did CC show the "Cannot Wipe free space for UNC drive" error?
Had you made any changes to the file system between the time you last ran CC?

What to try:
Before every CC run the program asks you if you want to create a backup of the registry, if you were prudent enough to do that, try running that backup. https://Problems after you have run CCleaner | www.piriform.com
If you made a restore point try it or the closest one to before the time/date of this wipe.
Start your machine by Last Known Good Configuration. See Step #4 and use your arrow keys to move to that option.
If all the above do not work you may have to try a Repair Install.
As a last resort try backup images or clones if you have them.

If any of these steps resolves your problem you should run a CHKDSK, and SFC /scannow.
By the way, thank you for filling out your System Specs; If you add the model number (K60IJ) of your laptop to your System Specs you won't have to list it or the rest of them in any of your subsequent posts.

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:53:45 PM, on 7/10/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16608)
Boot mode: Normal

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C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
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C:\Program Files\uTorrent\uTorrent.exe
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O2 - BHO: {0924f077-10d5-7a6a-a6a4-85a0a57dad23} - {32dad75a-0a58-4a6a-a6a7-5d01770f4290} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\nqaxsn.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {F06259AF-40ED-4D97-A07B-66C99528AA28} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\jkkLBqRl.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [f8305ea6] rundll32.exe "C:\WINDOWS\system32\ruoanxfo.dll",b
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [EDMF Agent] C:\WINDOWS\system32\Sys32\EDMF.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [BMfb036d3a] Rundll32.exe "C:\WINDOWS\system32\gclsdxms.dll",s
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Yahoo! Pager] "C:\PROGRA~1\Yahoo!\MESSEN~1\YAHOOM~1.EXE" -quiet
O23 - Service: Content Monitoring Tool (msCMTSrvc) - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\system32\msCMTSrvc.exe (file missing)

--
End of file - 1739 bytes

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A:Printer software install claims 'not enough disc space'

Hi
 
Make sure you are running the setup from an administrator account. Also, right click on the executable and select 'Run as administrator' instead of double clicking.
 
If you still can't install it, remove the entire Brother software and driver using official driver remover tool and install the full package.
 
Driver removal tool.
http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/bsc/public/us/us/en/dlf/download_index.html?reg=us&c=us&lang=en&prod=mfc7440n_all&type2=all&type3=39&os=all&flang=all&dlid=
 
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A:Looking for a good, FREE file and folder shredding program

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http://www.hardwipe.com/

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Operation you're trying to do is called Low Level Format. This fully and irreversibly erases all data from your hard disk.
 
I think every hard drive maker should have such tool available for download, you just need to search for your hard drive model.
 
This link should be helpful: http://gizmodo.com/5494427/leave-no-trace-how-to-completely-erase-your-hard-drives-ssds-and-thumb-drives

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A:May have killed my OS by shredding 2 software drivers, could use advice

If the hard drive didn't crash, you can copy all your data off of it.

I can't tell from your post what's broken. It's a really old computer.
 

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A:May have killed my OS by shredding 2 software drivers, could use advice

Hi there,

Since you are having blue screen issues, you might wanna post a thread here: BSOD, App Crashes And Hangs

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A:May have killed my OS by shredding 2 software drivers, could use advice

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
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What files have 10 copies, where are these file located on your hard drive.

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A:"No Free Space" when Defragmenting Files

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A:Can't free up HD space by deleting files?!!!

may be you should defrag
 

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A:Can't free up HD space by deleting files

did you run defrag after emptying the recycle bin ?

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A:Deleted Files Re-appear and Missing over 800G of Free Space

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A:Free disk space does not increase after deleting files

Two questions:
(1) How are you performing the deletions?
(2) How do check how much free disk space you have?

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A:Seeing over double free disk space after moving files around...

Hmmm.......

Does the amount of free space you NOW see at least roughly correspond to what you'd expect to see?

Do other hard drive tools also report much more free space?

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A:Upload to Internet files in order to get free space in HD

  
Quote: Originally Posted by remol


I have a small HD, and my budget doesn't allow me to buy a new one or any storage system like external HDs or DVD recorders, etc.
I want to use Google Drive to upload files, using the Desktop version installed in Windows. It works ok for me to put the files there, and forget about it since the uploads are in the background.
I don't want these services or applications running unless it's because I'm uploading the files.
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I only want one copy, but that copy to be online so I can free space in the Hard Disk.
If you have ideas with Spideroak, Crashplan or Dropbox, I use those services as well, but what I want is the same. To store online without having a copy in my computer.
Any ideas?



Essentially you cannot do this with the software/programs these companies provide. They are designed to upload and download while storing on the hdd. In order to get copies into the cloud and off of your hdd then you should use the websites of dropbox, google drive, etc.. and sign in there, following with what you want uploaded. If they are pictures/videos/text documents you will be able to view them in the web browser, but for editing purposes and the such you would most likely need hard drive access. Basically to achieve what you want, the best way i can think of is to bookmark these websites and have your browser configured to automatically log into these services. There you can view files, and possibly edit some with features like google docs, but every time u want to use portable apps or other apps that are larger, or uncommon you will need to download them for temporary use.

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A:Solved: Deleted music files but no free space.

,is a defrag the solution? Click to expand...

chkdsk /f will usually fix free space issues.

Open an elevated command prompt, type in

chkdsk /f C:

Hit enter key.

All programs list, accessories>command prompt right click on the cmd icon and choose run as admin.

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A:Free disk space does not increase after deleting files

Welcome to the Seven Forums Jack101.

I suggest that instead of using Defraggler you use Puran Defrag and carry out a boot-time defrag.

Now about free disk space. Sometimes the correct free disk space shows up after a reboot. However from your message it would appear that you have already tried that but without success. Another way to find out how much free space exists is to open the Command Prompt and use the "dir/p" command. Please try that and check if the free space shown is identical with what you see with your method and report back with the command prompt screen shot after dir/p has been executed.

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This is a 500GB drive, right? How is it configured, as a boot or spare drive?
 

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A:Deleting shredded files to free up disk space

You can try CCleaner to delete temporary files.

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1) RidNacs
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Hope it works for you.
 

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A:1.10 GB free space in Safe Mode, in Normal 804 MB free space?

Just guessing here but not everything lots in Safe Mode so it is not using the same that it does with a Normal boot up.
 

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A:Hardrive Full: Help Trying to find un-needed files to free up space

Hello rentonhighlands

1. Try disabling Hibernation and you will gain disk space equal to the amount of RAM on your system.
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3. Run CCleaner and get it to remove all temporary files

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Just my opinion: Since this is a company system...it seems (to me) that this is a matter for the company's IT personnel...not one for individual suggestions by an unknowing audience.

Especially so since an enterprise network may be involved.

Louis

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