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A free, quick way that will get rid of most of it...

Backup and remove all of your files.
Run the defragment utility on that hard drive.

Defrag will reorginize the drive to its max efficency. This will cause date to be written over the places where most of your data was, making it truly erased. There is however no garentee that this method will cover all of the sectors on the drive that had your data, but it is free.

I have seen software in computer stores that will truly delete files. Not just there headers. I don't think that it is too expensive. Unfortunatly no software titles come to mind.

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QUOTE(Shandog @ Jun 9 2003, 06:15 PM)Simple: Select what you wanna get rid of and hit the "delete" key.
It's over here > > > > > > > > >

That only gets rid of the file header. The data can still be recovered untill that physical portion of the disk is ovewritten.

If you trusted your roommate with that data on his PC you should be OK knowing that your files will eventally get overwritten.
 
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