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

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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?
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by:Mohit Vijay
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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?
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by:netcmh
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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
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by:CompProbSolv
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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.
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