Re: Can Law Enforcement Really Recover Files You’ve Deleted?

Shawn K. Quinn skquinn at
Tue Jun 23 23:19:48 PDT 2020

On 6/24/20 00:59, jim bell wrote:

Bleachbit, shred (from GNU coreutils), and zerofree (if you have a way
to easily remount as read-only before and remount read-write after) are
your friends. On a mechanical drive, overwriting once with zeroes beats
not overwriting at all, though I would definitely do more than that if
there's data you really can't risk falling into the wrong hands. On an
SSD, TRIM early and TRIM often, and the drive takes care of this for you
(even on Windows, which will helpfully TRIM for you up to once per day).

Shawn K. Quinn <skquinn at>

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