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Wipe partition in windows

  • Deleting files are one of the most common operations in daily computer use. Usually, users get more disk space by deleting useless files. As a matter of fact, the deleted files are only transferred to a folder named "Recycled" instead of being deleted thoroughly. Thus, the accidentally deleted files can be recovered with data recovery software. However, this design has disadvantages while it brings advantages. If the deleted files contain important commercial secrets or personal privacy, it may cause serious losses once they are recovered. Therefore, we need to delete files thoroughly. But how? What we should do is to wipe partition, so the deleted files can not be recovered forever.

    Wipe partition with MiniTool Partition Wizard
    How to wipe partition? It is not difficult. By employing the "Wipe Partition" function of MiniTool Partition Wizard, we can delete files thoroughly and they will never be recovered. In order to try using the "Wipe Partition" function, download MiniTool Partition Wizard on the official website https://www.partitionwizard.com/. Then install and run it.

    In this window, computer usage information is being shown. If the files that will be deleted are in Partition H:, we need to wipe Partition H:. Select Partition H: and click "Partition" in tool bar. Select "Wipe Partition" in the drop-down list to enter the window of "Wipe Disk or Partition".

    There are five different wiping styles provided. The top two styles are quick but of low security. The below three are of high security but slow. We select wiping styles according to practical needs. Take "Fill Sectors with Zero" for example. Select it and click "OK". The software starts wiping partition.

    The main window will be shown after wiping and we can see the effect.

    In this window, Partition H: has been changed into unformatted partition and its space was run out because H: are filled with new written data and the original data is overwritten. Therefore, the deleted files can not be recovered.

    According to the demonstration, we have preliminary understanding to MiniTool Partition Wizard. As professional partition magic, MiniTool Partition Wizard also has other functions, such as create partition, delete partition, and resize partition. The function "Wipe Partition" is only one of its basic functions. Besides, it supports the conversion of file systems. All in all, it is partition magic suitable for many users. More information can be obtained on the official website.