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CCleaner – How to configure CCleaner to wipe cluster tips on drive


Surprisingly Windows can’t delete files, and remnants of data get left behind.  Wipe the cluster tips.

Here’s a 1 minute video on how to do this


1. Install Ccleaner (free)


2. Configure CCleaner to Wipe Free Space


Tick the last option… wipe free space

ccleaner - wipe free space

3. Configure Drive Wiper Settings

Tools > Drive Wiper

Free Space

Security = Advanced Overwrite (3 passes)

ccleaner - 3 passes

4. Wipe Cluster Tips

Options > Settings

Wipe Cluster Tips

Wipe MFT Free Space

ccleaner - cluster tips

Cleaner > run Cleaner

That’s it.  It’ll wipe free space, cluster tips etc, with 3 passes to clear any files beyond recovery.

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