Formatting Question

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  • #25367
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    AvatarTildae

    Hi. Maybe a noob question sorry, I just installed this OS from USB and basically just clicked “next” whenever possible. I wanted to wipe my computer of the previous OS, is there a way I can confirm all previous data has been formatted just to be sure? Thank you.

    #25374
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    fatmacfatmac

    Normally, formatting just marks the area to be ready for (re)use.

    If you need to be sure previous data is unreadable, you need to use a program like shred

    Linux (& BSD) since 1999

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    AvatarTildae

    Hi thanks for reply.

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