Can I safely stop sdelete before it's finished clearing free space?
Posted on 2006-06-02
I want to regularly use the Winternals free tool sdelete to safely clear out free space on two computers, one running Windows 98SE and the other running Windows XP. Run from the C root directory, I think the correct command would be:
“sdelete –p 3 –s –q –z c:”
Is this correct?
Also, say that I want to stop sdelete before it's complete. Is there any way to do this? I tried hitting ESC a few times with no luck. Is there any danger just closing the window or closing it out of the task list?