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Q. How can I securely wipe the deleted files on my Windows PC?
A. There is a now a command-line utility that can do that.
where X is a drive letter.
It needs to be run as Administrator.
It takes a long time but ever other alternative does too.
Make sure you empty the Recycle Bin before running it.
Cipher's help (cipher /?) says its for NTFS but /w works on FAT32.
CIPHER.EXE is included in XP Professional but not Home Edition.
You can also use BleachBit or CCleaner.