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How to Permanently Delete Files from Computer

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  1. MziziMkavu

    MziziMkavu JF-Expert Member

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    Have a few files you want to get rid off from the computer? Here's a small computer lesson on how to permanently delete files from computer.
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    A lot of people have a lot of old stuff lying on their computer. They don't really touch it up until the moment, when the computer exclaims that the drive is full. And then just when they were downloading the latest movie, they now have to go identifying and deleting files that they don't really need and clear up some space. So how to permanently delete files from computer?

    Permanently Delete Files from Hard Drives

    So if you want some space in your computer for some new stuff, you basically have two options, the first is to get a new external hard drive to which you can transfer some of the new data, and in the process keeping the old data intact. A lot of people feel that their old data might come to some use later and hence prefer not to delete it. In that case, using an external hard drive to store the new data or part of the data which you won't use too often makes a lot of sense.

    The other option is to permanently clear up the space in the hard drive. This can be done so very easily by learning how to permanently delete files from computer. This helps clear up the space once and for all and helps you save new files that you want.

    Now how to permanently delete files from computer? Here are the few easy steps you need to know in how to permanently delete files in windows.

    Step #1: Identify the Files to be Deleted
    Quite frankly, I believe that identifying the files before deleting them is an important step one needs to take. This is because if you're going to permanently delete files from computer, you need to be very sure that you will never need these files ever again. If you simply delete the files without giving it a second thought, there are chances that you will delete files that you might need in the future. So first identify all the files you want to delete.

    Step #2: Organize them in One Folder
    Now this step is quite unnecessary, but organized that I am, I feel that all the files you want to delete are better stored in one folder before deleting them. Why? Because this way you will definitely delete all the files you want to delete and will not miss out on deleting one or two of the files. So cut and paste the files and folders you want to delete into a new 'To Be Deleted' folder.

    Step #3: Send to Recycle Bin
    The next step is to right-click the computer mouse on the 'To Be Deleted' folder. You will see several options there. Scroll down to the 'delete' option and click. Windows will ask you once if you're sure you want to send this folder and its entire content to the Recycle Bin. Click on 'yes'. This will send the files to the Recycle Bin. Accidentally deleted the wrong files? Read on for how to recover deleted files from recycle bin and data recovery.

    Step #4: Delete them Permanently
    Now once the files it does not mean that they are permanently deleted. The Recycle Bin is the option that Windows gives its users to have a safety net before deleting the files. There are chances that you might delete a file which you did not want to delete. In this case, deleted files goes to the Recycle Bin which acts as a safety net before permanent deletion.

    So to delete the files from the Recycle Bin, open the Recycle Bin from the Desktop. Now, go to the folder which you had deleted and right click on it. Then scroll down the options and click on 'delete'. Windows will then ask you if you're sure you want to permanently delete the files from the computer. Click on 'yes' and all the files you wanted to permanently delete from your computer are gone!

    So this was a simple computer lesson on how to permanently delete files from computer. So now if you want to delete those useless files off the computer, you can do so very easily.
     
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    Albedo JF-Expert Member

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    With File Shredder you can remove files from your hard drive without fear they could be recovered. There are quite a few software tools today for retrieval of deleted files under Windows OS. Those tools, often referred to as "file recovery" software, are taking advantage of shortcoming of WIndows "delete" command that we all use regularly to delete files. Actually, the "delete" operation in Windows only removes bits of information from files so they appear deleted in OS. It is easy to retrieve those files using aforementioned specialized file recovery software.
    In order to remove, or shred files permanently from your system you have to use a program that is capable of rewriting the files with random series of binary data multiple times. This process is often called shredding. That way, the actual content of the file has been overwritten and the possibilities to recover such a shredded file are mostly theoretical.

    Tembelea hapa kwa maelezo zaidi

    http://www.fileshredder.org/
     
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    drphone JF-Expert Member

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    njia ulizo toa maelezo hapo nizile za kawaida na azifuti permanent kwani ukitumia recovery software unazipata zote tena
     
  4. SnEafer

    SnEafer Senior Member

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    Sometimes Shift+Delete would do a trick in windows OS
     
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    bellamiller New Member

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    Yeah,it is very imp to delete all the sensitive data b4 u get rid of ur old system.For me secure delete of "Advanced System Optimizer" is d best tool for permanent deletion,it will remove all ur data permanently forever & no other tool can also be able to recover.u can Try this ,it is available at cnet .
     
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    corrinesherman New Member

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    Hello,
    It is a well known fact that merely deleting the files using the Delete button or the SHIFT and DELETE keys does not get rid of a file permanently. I recently had to dispose my PC, and was worried about the safety of the data that was previously present on the hard drive. That is when a friend suggested me to use a file shredding application to permanently delete files on my hard drive. I am now free of the worry that anyone might misuse my private data.
     
  7. MziziMkavu

    MziziMkavu JF-Expert Member

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    Unataka kuuza kompyuta yako na kununua mpya,lakini kwenye kompyuta yako kuna kumbukumbu nyingi za muhimu ambazo usingependa mtu mwingine yeyote azipate wala kuziona.Je utafanya nini?
    [​IMG]Utafuta kila kitu kwa kubonyeza “Delete” halafu kwenda jalalani(Recycle bin) kufuta kila kitu? Au utaamua kuformat na kuifanya kompyuta yako kufuta kila kitu?
    Majibu ni mengi na inategemea na ufahamu wa muhusika,ila ukweli ni kuwa kwa njia zote mbili za hapo juu hakuna hata njia moja iliyo salama,kwani kama utatumia njia kama hizo na ukamuuzia
    mtu mwenye utaalam wa kompyuta,basi ataweza kuzirudisha(recover) kumbukumbu zote ambazo mwenyewe ilizani zimefutika.
    Jinsi gani kompyuta inahifadhi kumbukumbu?

    [​IMG]Wengi wetu wanaweza wakawa wameshaanza kujiuliza,inakuwaje sio salama wakati nimeshafuta kila kitu toka kwenye kompyuta? Je mtu ataweza vipi kuona mafaili ambayo tayari nimeshayafuta?
    Ukweli ni kuwa,kwa mujibu wa uhifadhi wa kumbukumbu kwenye kompyuta.Pindi unapofuta au kufanya format(kuweka mtambo endeshi(OS) mpya),sio kweli unayafuta moja kwa moja mafaili na kumbukumbu
    toka kwenye kompyuta yako.Kitu kinachofanyika ni kuwa unaondoa taswira yake kwenye uso wa mbele wa hard disk hivyo kukufanya wewe uone kama umeyafuta ila bado yanaendelea kuwepo kwenye disk yako.Na hii ndio maana kama kunatokea kesi,wataalam wa uchunguzi wa makosa ya kompyuta(Computer Forensic) huchukua kompyuta yako kwa ajili ya kuifanyia uchunguzi.
    [​IMG]Siku hizi kuna program nyingi sana ambazo zina uwezo wa kurudisha mafaili hata yale yaliyokuwepo kipindi ulipoinunua kompyuta kwa siku ya kwanza, mara nyingi jinsi gani unaweza kuyarudisha
    hayo mafaili hutegemea elimu ya mtu anayefanya hizo kazi ya kuyarudisha,kwani kazi ya kuyarudisha haya mafaili huwa ngumu kutegemeana na jinsi mafaili hayo yalivyofutwa.Mfano faili
    lililofutwa kwa kubonyeza “Delete” ni rahisi zaidi kulirudisha kuliko lile lililofutwa kwa kuformat kopyuta, vilevile huwa ngumu zaidi kama mtumiajai alifanya mgawanyo wa hard disk (partition) baada ya kuformat.
    Hivyo leo hii nitakuonehsha njia thabiti za kufuta kumbukumbu toka kwenye kompyuta unayotaka kuiuza ili kuhakikisha unakuwa salama zaidi.
    Nitafutaje kumbukumbu moja kwa moja toka kwenye kompyuta ?

    Takwimu z inaonesha kuwa mtu mmoja kati ya wanne wamekuwa wakiibiwa siri zao kutokana na kuuza kompyuta bila kufuta kumbukumbu,hivyo kama wewe hutaki kuingia kwenye hilo kundi basi unaweza kufuata hatua zifuatazo.
    1.Chukua ile CD uliyopewa pindi uliponunua kompyuta yako,ambapo nyingi huitwa recovery CD.Kama umepoteza hii CD au haukupewa pindi uliponunua kompyuta,basi nenda online na tafuta programu z inazotumika kufuta kumbukumbu(disk-wiping program). Programu hizi zipo nyingi ila binafsi nimewahi kutumiaDarik’s Boot and Nuke (DBAN) hivyo nakushauri uijaribu hii.
    2.Tumia programu kama Nero au yoyote uliyoizoea kuchoma hayo mafaili ya hii programu kwenye CD,kumbuka kuchagua mtindo wa Bootable CD.
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    3.Weka CD kwenye kompyuta yako halafu irestart. Kompyuta inatakiwa kuitambua hiyo CD pindi tu inapowaka,kutatokea ujumbe kwenye kioo unaosomeka “press any key to boot from CD.” Hapo bonyeza kitu chochote kwenye keyboard yako.

    [​IMG]Kumbuka: Kama hautouona huu ujumbe unaosomeka”boot from CD” inawezekanika kabisa umekosea katika kuchoma hiyo CD yako,unatakiwa kuichoka kama “Bootable CD”.
    Jaribu tena au wasiliana na mtaalamu wa IT aliye karibu nawe. Kama una uhakika kabisa uliichoma kama Bootable CD,basi inawezekana kuna mabadiliko unatakiwa kuyafanya ili kuiwezesha kompyuta kuitambua CD,haya kwa wasio na utaalam inabidi wawatafute wenye utaalam kidogo ili wakusaidie kubadilisha utaratibu wa BIOS.
    Kama unataka kujaribu mwenyewe,basi kompyuta inapowaka tu bonyeza “Delete”,baada ya hapo fuata maelekezo na kuingia kwenye “Boot Sequence”,iweke CD or DVD kuwa ya juu kabisa kabla ya Hard drive,hapo mambo yatakuwa sawia.

    4.Fuata maelekezo utakayopewa na hiyo programu,mara nyingi huchukua masaa kadhaa hadi siku mpaka kufuta kila kitu kilichopo kwenye kompyuta yako.
    Kama haujiamini,njia salama kwa 100% ni kutoa hard disk na kuiweka kwenye jiwe,halafu chukua nyundo na ivunjevunje au imwagie petrol na kuichoma moto.
    Baada ya hapo basi kompyuta yako itakuwa mbichi kabisa na unaweza kuiuza bila utata wala hofu juu ya kumbukumbuku wala usalama wako.

    Je mada hii ina msaada kwako? watumie marafiki zako kwa kutumia njia ya rahisi kabisa kama inayoonesha kwenye picha.Pia unaweza kuacha maoni na kujiunga kwenye habari za AfroIT.
     
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    mfereji maringo JF-Expert Member

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    nashukuru tena kwa makala hiyo, naomba ufafanuzi kidogo jinsi ya kuburn cd ili iwe bootable. Shukran afroIT.
     
  9. MziziMkavu

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    How to make bootable CD with NERO


    Here's how to create a bootable CD with Nero for Windows XP.
    Difficulty: Easy
    Instructions


    Things You'll Need:


    • A blank CD
    • ISO file


    1. 1
      To Launch Nero: Click on Start>Programs>Ahead Nero, and select Nero-Burning Rom.
    2. 2
      If the Nero Wizard opens, close the wizard using the Close Wizard button.
    3. 3
      In the New Compilation window you will see a list of CD types in the left pane of
      the window. Select the CD-ROM (ISO) icon and click on the "ISO" tab to
      configure for your data files. If you are going to create a CD that will be used on
      Windows 95/98/ME/2000/XP or NT, use the below settings for best results. Once you have made these changes, click on NEW
    4. 4
      Drag and drop your Data files from the File Browser window (right) to the ISO1 window (left).
    5. 5
      Click the Choose a Recorder button. (Eleventh icon from the left)
    6. 6
      The Choose Recorder window opens. Select the Image Recorder and click OK.
    7. 7
      The Choose Recorder window opens. Select the Image Recorder and click OK.
      7. Click the Write CD dialog button. (Ninth icon from the left) or go to toolbar, click File>Write CD.
    8. 8
      Click the Write button, after checking the write properties.
    9. 9
      Nero will prompt you to name the image. First be sure to select your path. We
      have selected My Documents for the folder to store this file too. Then name the image, for example 'DataCD_1', and click the Save button
    10. 10
      Nero will begin the Imaging process.
      Note: Click on the drop down menu to navigate thru folders and drive letters. Select
      the folder/drive that you would desire to store the image file too.
      Note: Type in a file name of the image. And note what directory it will be saved in for later use.
    11. 11
      he next window will indicate that the burning process was completed successfully. Click the OK button to proceed.
    12. 12
      Click Discard to close the compilation window.
    Source: How to make bootable CD with NERO | eHow.com

     
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    mfereji maringo JF-Expert Member

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    thanx for your help, i will try it. Thanx
     
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    Rubi JF-Expert Member

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    Thanx Wakuu.
     
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    steve1986 New Member

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