Windows File Shredder

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  • 1.0 stars

    "NEED HELP!!!"

    April 12, 2011  |   By Dmayor95

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    NEED HELP PLEASE!!!

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    NEED HELP PLEASE!!!

    Summary

    I downloaded this program a few days ago, it seemed okay. i tried the 'shred free disk space' feature, i was unsure what it did. i spent 1 whole day and 11 hours waiting to completly remove 'deleted' files my hard drive disk is 640GB., using the DoD 2250-22.M Method.

    The problem with this is for some odd reason the computer frooze, and i stupidly shut it down and restarted, when i rebooted the file shredder program had closed too. i soon found on my computer 232GB free of 547GB!!! i only had about 50GB used space on the HDD "C" drive, the rest on my EXTERNAL 1 TB HHD. if anybody knows how to restore my FREE SPACE ON MY HDD.
    Please let me know.
    when i was deleting the files the program had completly removed all the free space on my HDD, it was returning the free space to my HDD, so it was from 524GB free space to 2GB free, then 2GB free to 232GB free

    my email is Davidmayor1995@gmail.com

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  • Reply by Sigdrifumal on April 17, 2011

    My understanding is that there may be a folder in your C drive that will have a long name of gibberish, something like this: dujd9@Jd92jajd9u2jdj - and within that folder will be a whole company of other folders or files that have no apparent reason or purpose... If you see such a thing I believe that junk is the free space with random data written to it... in which case you may be able to remove/delete that folder and its contents and regain the drive space you apparently lost... I cannot confirm this information from personal experience with this specific program but I have encountered similar circumstances with another program that has a function like that of the program in review... hope this helps or you otherwise find a solution... I am lost trying to find the cause and solution to problem of my own and I felt your pain and took a minute to share my input. Good luck.

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