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Q&A: How do I permanently erase data from my computer?

4:25 PM, Mar. 1, 2013
(Casey Lake/Daily Tribune Media of Wisconsin Rapids)
(Casey Lake/Daily Tribune Media of Wisconsin Rapids)
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You've got tech questions, here are the answers. Kim Komando helps you make the most of your technology by answering your thorniest tech questions. So if you're wondering what to buy, how to plug it in, or how to fix it, Kim can help.Permanently erase data from your computer

Q. I'm giving away my old computer to my nephew, but I don't want him to see any of my files. I can just delete them from the Recycle Bin, right?

A. Wrong! Deleting data from the Recycle Bin doesn't really remove it from your computer. The files are still there for anyone with the right knowledge and tools to find. The easiest way to ...

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