FAQ

I have downloaded and installed BCWipe. However, I do not fully understand how to use it. Would you please help me to understand how to use this program?
BCWipe data wiping software is designed as an extension to Windows Explorer - meaning that BCWipe Setup extends the set of commands available in Windows Exp...
Mon, 30 Oct, 2017 at 6:55 AM
How can I ensure proper wiping?
You should keep in mind all possible traces: the file itself, its shadow copies, old data stored in file slack space, parts existing in the swap file, the fi...
Tue, 3 Oct, 2017 at 11:31 AM
Can BCWipe wipe data stored on Solid State Drives (SSD) or Flash Memory?
BCWipe can erase all traces of a file on file system level - including (file) content, name, attributes, directory/MFT records. To increase the lifetime of ...
Tue, 3 Oct, 2017 at 11:34 AM
How do I use BCWipe to permanently delete Temporary Internet Files?
You should run BCWipe Task Manager (Start > Programs > BCWipe > BCWipe Task Manager) and create a task for ‘Wipe Internet History’. On the 'In...
Tue, 3 Oct, 2017 at 11:41 AM
How can I protect the data in my pagefile from being recovered? Can I wipe the whole swap file? If not, how can I handle it to prevent data leakage?
To protect your pagefile using the latest version of BCWipe, we recommend using the embedded CryptoSwap utility to transparently encrypt the swap file. Cryp...
Tue, 3 Oct, 2017 at 11:49 AM
I recently purchased a 2 TB hard drive, but at the moment only 20 percent of its space is in use. It takes a lot of time to get this drive wiped. Is there any way to save my time when performing a ‘wipe free space’ task?
BCWipe's Reserved Space Manager significantly cuts the time needed to wipe free space by preserving previously wiped space in a clean state. Once the R...
Tue, 3 Oct, 2017 at 12:13 PM
What if I run out of free space but I know that I still have part of free space set as "reserved"?
The size of free and reserved space is automatically maintained by BCWipe. Just assign a threshold - the size of free space that remains after wiping. BCWip...
Tue, 3 Oct, 2017 at 12:17 PM
What is file slack and is it okay to delete?
File slack is the disk space from the end of a file till the end of the last cluster used by that file. A cluster is the minimal portion of disk space used b...
Tue, 3 Oct, 2017 at 12:19 PM
I have seen the 'Directory slacks' option on the 'Wiping option' tab. What does it mean and why should I care about?
The NTFS directory is a special file that contains names of files and subdirectories. Disk clusters that belong to a directory are known as directory nodes....
Tue, 3 Oct, 2017 at 12:24 PM
I activated Transparent Wiping, but how can I tell if it is really working?
Use a log file for investigation purposes. Follow these steps:   In the Transparent Wiping task, enable the 'Use log file' option. Click &#x...
Tue, 3 Oct, 2017 at 12:47 PM