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FAQ

  1. Which operating systems does Eraser support?

  2. Why 9 types of sanitizing standards?

  3. Why does it take so long to erase a drive? I know some software which erase fast!

  4. I have been used Disk Doctors Data Sanitizer to overwrite all sensitive data from my drive. Is it really gone now?

  5. Using Disk Doctors Data Sanitizer can I wipe selected files & folders?

  6. How to install Disk Doctors Data Sanitizer ?

  7. How to Un-Install Disk Doctors Data Sanitizer ?


Which operating systems does Eraser support?

Windows 2000, XP, 2003 (all versions). Sanitizer works with any drive including IDE, SATA, SCSI and USB.


Why 9 types of sanitizing standards?

Normal 'delete' command or deleting data from the recycle - bin is not a safe method for data removal.

To securely erase we need to follow certain patterns or standards for disk sanitization, the patterns used effectively remove magnetic remnants from the hard drive.


Why does it take so long to erase a drive? I know some software which erase fast!

Overwriting takes a while if we have to go by the standards, especially on slower drives. If erasing with the other program is faster, it either uses fewer overwriting passes or data is never actually written to the disk. So, faster erasing means poor security - instant erasing of even large files usually means no security at all.

However, if you find disk sanitizer to be too slow, you always can select faster overwriting methods with compromising the security.


I have been used Disk Doctors Data Sanitizer to overwrite all sensitive data from my drive. Is it really gone now?

This is for sure that if a drive has been erased using Data Sanitizer, the data cannot be recovered with any data recovery software utility, however it depends on how much money and effort people trying to restore your data are willing to use. Even if the hard drive disk platters are examined, recovering data will be extremely difficult, if not impossible, and this technology to bypass the electronics of the hard disk is available with law enforcement agencies only.


Using Disk Doctors Data Sanitizer can I wipe selected files & folders?

No, Data Sanitizer is a disk wiping tool and doesn’t wipe individual files or folders.


How to install Disk Doctors Data Sanitizer ?

Disk Doctors Data Sanitizer software Installation wizard is very simple and easy to follow. Please download the Disk Doctors Data Sanitizer software Installation file from our website into a folder from where you can access it later. You can launch the software installation by double clicking data-sanitizer.exe file and follow the on screen prompts for successful installation. The installation wizard will prompt you to complete the process step-by-step. One should have Administrator rights for the system where this software is being installed.


How to Un-Install Disk Doctors Data Sanitizer ?

In order to uninstall Disk Data Sanitizer, please go to the Add/Remove Programs on the Control Panel. Select the Install/Uninstall tab and select Disk Doctors Photo Recovery from the programs list. Finally, click Add/Remove. This will run the Uninstaller program and will prompt you for uninstall options. Just follow the prompts all the way to the end for successful un-installation of this software.