Solved

I'm leaving company.  Best practice to delete my files

Posted on 2014-03-10
4
246 Views
Last Modified: 2014-08-24
I'm leaving this company.  I have a computer with my AD profile on it.  I want to make sure the next individual who owns this machine can't get to some of my folders.  My photo Stream was there (I deleted it).  My Dropbox was on there ( I deleted it).  I've emptied the recycle bin.  Unable to format the drive or completely remove my profile.  All my stuff I kept under Users\MyName.  Is there anything else I can do?
0
Comment
Question by:tangot2
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
4 Comments
 
LVL 8

Expert Comment

by:Mohit Vijay
ID: 39918648
Delete your user profile from computer. But I think when you leave the company, your company network team should be taking care of these kind of thing, isnt it?
0
 
LVL 20

Expert Comment

by:netcmh
ID: 39918649
After following the proper procedure of document and knowledge transfer, and getting the approval to delete personal files from your manager, you can delete your files. Then, run a zeroizer of unused space. Alternatively download and run sdelete http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb897443.aspx
0
 
LVL 21

Expert Comment

by:CompProbSolv
ID: 39918719
It seems inappropriate to me to be deleting any files under these circumstances unless there is a company policy that explicitly allows you to.  Aren't the files that reside on your employer's computer the property of your employer?  I agree with Mohit that this is something that is appropriately left to the company to handle.
0
 
LVL 15

Accepted Solution

by:
achaldave earned 500 total points
ID: 39918763
0

Featured Post

U.S. Department of Agriculture and Acronis Access

With the new era of mobile computing, smartphones and tablets, wireless communications and cloud services, the USDA sought to take advantage of a mobilized workforce and the blurring lines between personal and corporate computing resources.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

As cyber crime continues to grow in both numbers and sophistication, a troubling trend of optimization has emerged over the last year.
Do you know what to look for when considering cloud computing? Should you hire someone or try to do it yourself? I'll be covering these questions and looking at the best options for you and your business.
Nobody understands Phishing better than an anti-spam company. That’s why we are providing Phishing Awareness Training to our customers. According to a report by Verizon, only 3% of targeted users report malicious emails to management. With compan…
The Email Laundry PDF encryption service allows companies to send confidential encrypted  emails to anybody. The PDF document can also contain attachments that are embedded in the encrypted PDF. The password is randomly generated by The Email Laundr…

735 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question