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Old 2013-06-18, 05:49   Link #6
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Originally Posted by Urzu 7 View Post
Okay, so if the external HDD is something like drive 'F', just make sure to run the command [cipher /w:F:\], correct? I wouldn't wanna do that to my actual E drive, that is my storage drive with my fansubs and music lol

But you should be able to run it safely on any drive because this command only overwrites available unused disk space. I've even done it on my C drive.

That's why I said to format the external drive first so that the whole drive will be unused, and thus, will be overwritten by this command.

Ah, I forgot, I don't know if the cipher command is available in the home editions of Windows. I know it's available in the pro/business editions.
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