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Does anyone know with DiskWarrior can you erase the "free space" on your hard drive so that the files can't be pulled back out with a utility program? I'm on a G4 OS 10.2.6 Thank's........

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    Does anyone know with DiskWarrior can you erase the "free space" on
    your hard drive so that the files can't be pulled back out with a
    utility program?


    I'm on a G4 OS 10.2.6

    Thank's.....
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    In article <200920030944238335%com>, Me <com>
    wrote:
     

    DiskWarrior (all versions) only rebuilds the disk directory. It does
    not defragment used disk space and it does not "erase" free space.

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    In article <200920030944238335%com>, Me <com>
    wrote:
     

    You cannot. It will rewrite the directory, making it more difficult to
    find, but the data are still there. For OS X, try Shredit X:
    <http://versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/12833>

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    In article
    Thanks for the info, I'll give it a try. 
    >
    > You cannot. It will rewrite the directory, making it more difficult to
    > find, but the data are still there. For OS X, try Shredit X:
    > <http://versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/12833>[/ref]
    Me Guest

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    Me wrote: 

    TechTool will 1111 or 0000 all unused sectors, in case
    you can get a copy for X (TechTool Deluxe is being distributed
    by Apple.)
    George Guest

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    In article
    <comcast.giganews.com>, Tom
    Stiller <net> wrote:
     
    >
    > DiskWarrior (all versions) only rebuilds the disk directory. It does
    > not defragment used disk space and it does not "erase" free space.[/ref]

    Are you sure, Tom? I use DW v.2.1.1 on OS 9.1 and it came with Plus
    Optimizer v.1.3 to defrag the hard drive.
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    In article <CIS.DFN.DE>,
    Melba's Jammin' <net> wrote:
     
    > >
    > > DiskWarrior (all versions) only rebuilds the disk directory. It does
    > > not defragment used disk space and it does not "erase" free space.[/ref]
    >
    > Are you sure, Tom? I use DW v.2.1.1 on OS 9.1 and it came with Plus
    > Optimizer v.1.3 to defrag the hard drive.[/ref]

    I guess I took the OP's question too literally, and confined my comments
    to DiskWarrior, not what might ship with it. In any event,
    PlusOptimizer is _not_ included on the version 3.0 CD.

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    In article
    <comcast.giganews.com>,
    Tom Stiller <net> wrote:
     

    In addition PlusOptimizer is slower, much slower, than either TechTool
    Pro, which if I understand correctly, uses the basic algorithm (safe)
    but with many speed enhancements, or Nortons which is much more prone to
    disaster should the power to your computer suddenly be interrupted for
    example. DiskWarrior is second to none at what it does, PlusOptimizer
    is very reliable but VERY slow.
    Bill Guest

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