Fill Your Hard Drive With Junk Data To Protect Privacy

When you delete a file and later empty the recycle bin, the file is actually not permanently deleted from the hard disk? You can recover deleted files later on by using powerful recovery software like Recuva, DiskDigger, FreeUndelete, and more. In order to prevent files from being recovered, your hard disk sector that was holding the data must be overwritten by some other data. In this case we can fill the hard disk with some junk data and later remove it, thus making previously deleted files unrecoverable. For this we will use a small utility called Philip(not to be confused by the electronic company Philips).

When you run the program, it will start filling up your system drive with junk data. The time it takes to complete the process depends upon your hard disk speed and the amount of free space. Once the process is completed, remove the temporary junk data by clicking Delete File and you are done.

This post has been updated to let you know that Philip also supports Windows 8. The article was updated on April 3, 2012.

Another benefit of this tool is that it can help developers test their software in low disk space.

Download Philip

It works on all versions of Windows including the latest Windows 7 and Windows 8. Enjoy!

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About Alyse Kalish

Alyse Kalish
As an Associate Editor for The SalesJobInfo, Alyse is proud to prove that yes, English majors can change the world. She calls many places home, including Illinois where she grew up and the small town of Hamilton where she attended Colgate University, but she was born to be a New Yorker. In addition to being an avid writer, Alyse loves to dance, both professionally and while waiting for the subway.

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