Monthly Archives: September 2008

Free software for creating and editing pdf files

Foxit software corporation is the makers of Foxit PDF tools. It includes PDF readers and editors both for the PC and mobile platforms. Although it is a payed product a free trial version can be obtained from Foxit. The trial

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Download the free software to shred files

There was a small introduction on how files are recovered from magnetic media in the last post. In that post I had said about using repeated overwrites to render a file unrecoverable. Sdelete is a command line utility that can

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Securely wiping off data from a drive

We all know by now that simply deleting a file would allow others to recover the data using necessary software. So why doesn’t SHIFT+DEL properly remove the data from your hard disk?

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What are the hidden files and folders

There are many system files hidden from our view in Windows. These are some of them. System Volume Information, MSOCache, Recycler, NTDETECT.com, pagefile.sys, hiberfil.sys, ntldr, AUTOEXEC.COM etc. The uses of these files are explained.

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Get access to all folders in Windows like Linux

On the last article we have discussed about seeing all the files that are part of Windows. Now lets see whether we can directly access these folders. As it turns out Windows by default will not grant you permission to

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