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File Transfer and Removal from Target PC

Created: 19 Oct 2012 | 2 comments

Using Symantec Ghost Console version 11.5.1.2266

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2

Using Ghost I can transfer a file from one computer to the next. What I want to do is completely remove the file from a computer (leaving no trace) and transfer it to another. Attempting to do so fails, as Ghost COPIES the file and tranfsers the copy ONLY, leaving the original on the original PC. That's great if I want to prevent myself from accidentally removing an important system file, but could there be a way around that? Maybe I've missed something?

Regards,

Tony

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EdT's picture

Ghost is primarily an imaging tool although it has some limited deployment capabilities for applications.

To remove a file and leave no trace requires the use of a specialised "military" wipe program which will identify unused sectors on a hard disk and write random data into those sectors up to 35 times. Just deleting a file does not actually delete it, it just marks the sectors as available, which often allows the files to be recovered.

If your issue has been solved, please use the "Mark as Solution" link on the most relevant thread.

MrTony's picture

I understand. Thanks for the information, EdT.