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CharlieHayes-5931 asked Julian-4120 commented

sdelete usability problem

When typing in this command (without the drive letter colon):

 sdelete64.exe -z c

The error has a very confusing colon placement:

 Error opening disk c:
 The system cannot find the file specified. 

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I found I had to set -c above 0 in order to get it to work. Try:

sdelete64.exe -p 7 -z -c 1 "C"

  • = number of passes

  • = zero drive (good for virtualisation, apparently)

  • = percentage of drive to leave free. For some reason I needed this greater than 0.

I'm not sure if the drive letter needs to be in double-quotes but it helps when specifying a path so I figured there was nothing to lose.

Hope that helps.

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My dashes have turned into bullets when posting!

In order dash p, dash z, dash c.

Weird!

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foxmsft answered

Do you mean the ":" shouldn't be included in the output?

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CharlieHayes-5931 answered

Something to that effect.

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