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can you use Mcafee's Shredder on an empty HDD?

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So AFTER forming my decade old 2TB external hard drive to erase my data, I had the genius idea, that i should have shredded my files.

File Shredding on Mcafee Total Protection, on the Quicker "Basic" option, it would shread 2 times. The 1.8TB 2.0 storage drive took 32hours +. My external HDD was unreadable during and after. After Mcafee said its done, i had to format to use again. Anyone knows if Mcafee did the job? Thanks

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Re: can you use Mcafee's Shredder on an empty HDD?

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Hi @kebinheds 

Greetings from McAfee.

When you use Shredder to delete files from the hard drive, the tool ensures that your private information cannot be recovered. Kindly refer the below article for further information

How to shred unwanted files

If this information was helpful in any way or answered your question, please mark it as the accepted solution and give Kudos if appropriate.

Regards,
Hari

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Re: can you use Mcafee's Shredder on an empty HDD?

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Hi @kebinheds 

Greetings from McAfee.

When you use Shredder to delete files from the hard drive, the tool ensures that your private information cannot be recovered. Kindly refer the below article for further information

How to shred unwanted files

If this information was helpful in any way or answered your question, please mark it as the accepted solution and give Kudos if appropriate.

Regards,
Hari

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