Recently a friend of mine has asked me how to best remove all the personal files from her computer before selling it...and I realized I honestly have no idea.
My first thought was wiping the hard drive with CCleaner and a secure wiping mode, but that would mean reinstalling Windows, which would require a product key, which I don't have, and I imagine she doesn't either (since Walmart-bought computers haven't come with CDs for restoring the system in a long time...)
The second thought was going through and manually deleting all the personal files...but what if I miss something? Something vital like tax information due to an oversight?
Surely there has to be software (hopefully freeware/open source) for the job of finding non-vital files.
Anyone ever been in this situation? Any help would be greatly appreciated
Edit: I really hope I posted this in the right spot...
This post has been edited by ShaneK: 13 January 2012 - 11:42 AM