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Definitely deleted: How to guarantee your data is truly gone before recycling old PCs and drives

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Deleted files can often be recovered, and that’s a problem when you’re passing your PC or PC-related tech along to someone else. Whether it’s sensitive financial data, business documents, or scandalous photos that could be used to blackmail you, you probably don’t want people getting their hands on your private stuff.

Fortunately, you can take steps to protect your data, whether you’re getting rid of a PC, external hard drive, or USB stick. Here’s how! (And here’s how to wipe mobile devices clean.) Continue reading Definitely deleted: How to guarantee your data is truly gone before recycling old PCs and drives

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