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Recycle Bin's max-cleaning method: DOD or Gutman?


WriterJC

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I've noticed in Settings a couple places for the DOD option to be checked, so comes the question...

 

Which is the most thorough in removing deletions: Gutman or DOD? I was under the impression it was Gutman, but recently the deletions (quite a few at once) were lightning fast rather than 'slower'.

 

Anything that will lighten the load on the H-D is a preferable option.

 

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Hi WriterJC,

 

You are right that Gutmann method of deletion is more secure than DOD method.

 

Gutmann is 35 passes of deletion and DOD is 7 passes of deletion.

 

Normally, Gutmann should take about 5 times more than DOD, and if it is quicker, than there is a problem that Gutmann is not working as it should in your case.

 

Cheers.

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Recycle Bin's max-cleaning method: DOD or Gutman?

 

Hi WriterJC,

 

You are right that Gutmann method of deletion is more secure than DOD method.

 

Gutmann is 35 passes of deletion and DOD is 7 passes of deletion.

 

Normally, Gutmann should take about 5 times more than DOD, and if it is quicker, than there is a problem that Gutmann is not working as it should in your case.

 

Cheers.

 

enoskype, thank you for the heads-up.

 

Is it possible that the DOD boxes in Settings were already checked, thus causing Gutmann not to work as it should?

 

That would be easy enough to correct.

 

Regards,

Writer JC

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WriterJC, if the DOD checkboxes are not checked in Privacy Sweep and Junk Files Cleanning sections in Settings, then the deletion method is simle 1 pass deletion and not 35 pass Gutmann deletion for Repaair in ASC.

 

You can use Gutmann deletion method in File Shredder tool in Toolbox.

 

Cheers.

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