By Server Grunt
Long time since my last visit her on the forums, so it feels good to be back.
I am changing a lot in my IT-environment set-up and one of the outcomes of this re-structuring is that I need to get rid of a large number of hard drives.
I am a little paranoid with my personal data, so I have deleted files, then re-formatted and done both empty space write over and a normal 3-pass overwrite (DoD-level).
To check I use 3 separate file recovery tools and they all come up with that the only files that are recoverable are - $Extend\$Rmmetadata\$Txflog\$Txflog.
My understanding is that this was something used in Vista and server 2003 and 2008. My drives have all been in server 2008 and Home Server environments so that explains why it is there. Not e that the machines doing the “cleaning” are all Win7 machines.
However, my question is, what information can one get out of these logs. Are there anything that might reveal any actual information or is it just metadata from the management system?
To clarify: Can anyone recover any senitive dta from these $Txflog-files?
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