Selecting files and folders

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Click Add folder or Add file(s):


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Adding files and folders


· To add individual files select the File(s) button. This will display a standard Windows® directory browser with which you can navigate your file system and select files.


· To add entire folders select the Folder button. When you select folders all the files and any sub-folders they contain will all be added to the file wipe list.


· Drag & Drop: You can also add files and folder to the list by dragging them into the window from the Windows® Explorer.


· Recycle Bin: Click on the Recycle Bin button to wipe the contents of the Windows® recycle bin securely.



What you can wipe, what you can’t wipe


· You can always wipe: files on hard disks, floppy disks and most removable media, as long as Windows® can write to them directly. This also includes network drives for which you have sufficient read/write rights.


· You can’t wipe: files on tape drives or files on CD-ROMs of any kind, including writeable CD-Rs and erasable CD-RWs. This also applies for CD recorders configured with “packet-writing” drivers that enables you to access them like hard disks. Before burning, the discs are formated in the UDF format (Universal Disk Format) so that the discs can be written with the packet-writing method. Usually disc are written with «Disc at once» or «Track at once». Packet-writing burns data on a disc in small “chunks” so that even single files can be burned to disc.


On CD-Rs data that has been written is never deleted, only hidden. To prevent access to this data you must physically destroy the CD-R disc. The data on CD-RWs can only be deleted by the special “delete CD-RW” function provided by your CD recording software. This is because it’s not generally possible to delete single files on a CD-RW, you can only delete the entire disc.








Selecting Files and Folders