Im a novice here so if in wrong place forgive me.
can I get software that will let me wipe files clean and not just release them for use but leave info there?
FWIW am using a dell with XP pro..

am I to understand that these things will allow actual removal of data or whatever from a file or files and leave it empty and not be traceable by some computer forensic expert?
I will check out your suggestions.
Is anything available commercially like at fry's ?
Thanks for the info.

looks like that is what I was looking for.