How to clean a computer hard drive before donating through different methods?

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One of my friends need a hard drive. I am planning to give him mine. Before giving, I want to make sure that I remove all the data. How to clean a computer hard drive before donating?

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How to clean a computer hard drive before donating through different methods?

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Cleaning of a computer hard drive before donating is an intelligent idea of you don't want your information to go to someone else or from getting steal. It helps us to protect our data and other files.

Method 1- With the help of PC.

Step 1: Backup everything that you think is important.

Step 2: For removing the essential and important information you can use DBAN.

Step 3: Boot your computer and enter dodshort.

Step 4: Press Enter.

Method 2- Low security PC method.

Step 1: Before erasing, backup everything that you think is important for you.

Step 2: Using installation disk reformat th hard drive.

Step 3: Select the option of Reformat hard drive.

Step 4: Choose the option of NTFS.

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How to clean a computer hard drive before donating through different methods?

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If you are planning on giving your hard drive to your friend as a gift but you want to give it to him as clean as a slate without the trace of any data, you can easily do it by bleaching or shredding. Download the free version of CCleaner and install it.

Once installed, start CCleaner then go to “Tools” on the left pane and select “Drive Wiper” on the right. If the hard drive has already been formatted, the default settings should be fine. Now, check your target drive on the list then click “Wipe”. Wait until it is complete and the drive is good to go.

Note: if the target drive has not been formatted yet and still contains files, set “Wipe” to “Entire Drive”.

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