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Filemod / Memmod Application

Windows:  95/98, 2000, Me, XP



Filemod / Memmod File Shredding - Application

Many of us are aware that after we delete private files and even if we then empty the windows "recycling" bin, that portions of the private files we have just deleted remain on our computer hard drives.  How best to remove those traces of files if we don't wish them to be recovered?  Filemod software, through its special memmod control screen, uses a very simple and straight-forward approach.  It writes over unused memory on a hard drive that you select.  Since two items cannot occupy the same space at the same time, whatever was there in that open area is now written over.



memmod control panel for file shredder usage


"Memmod"  File Shredder
Control Screen

Note the completeness of the control panel for writing files into memory.  Inputs with white text area are at the top, outputs with yellow output areas are in the middle, and a red safety text area is near the bottom.  Typical values are preset for you, such that you might just need to click the "go" button to use this utility.  Users, however, should at least verify that the starting location in "File Directory" is both the correct drive to fill and that the file location at the drive is not already in use.

"Memmod" is simply our name for a special control screen and option of our popular "filemod" software program.  The whole filemod program application is shown by clicking here.


"memmod" control panel





A Full Featured Control Module

Filling your unused drive space with simple files can still be quite a task.  Filemod makes it much easier and much more automatic.  It can fill unused drive areas with many thousands of simple files filled with text "0's" while creating directories to house those files as it goes.  Filemod limits text files that it creates to 1000 per directory to keep speed of directory handling reasonable and computer speed reasonable.  It creates two levels of directory files as it goes:  an "a" level and a "b" level.

Inputs to the memmod panel

Typical input values come preset in the module.  However if you wish you can select the file directory and starting file name, or change the file name itself (the basic name of each of the thousands of files that it will create), or change the file size of each individual file that memmod creates (10,000 bytes is the standard), or change the number of files to do (will cause the unit to stop if this number is reached).

Note - the "File Directory" starting file name and location must not currently exist on your computer.  This is also a safety item.  Filemod / Memmod does not wish to mix its files with files that you might wish to save later.  If you have already used filemod / memmod on your computer hard drive and therefore already have a directory name "_file" on your C drive, you would either have to re-name or move the current "_file" directory on your computer or use a slightly different name such as "C:\_file2" for your second run..

Outputs of the memmod panel

Outputs are shown various ways.  The number of files that have currently been written is shown.  Also, the number of bytes written over in memory is also shown, with outputs separated into Gigabytes, Megabytes, and bytes - where bytes consist of course of the part of the number less than 1 megabyte.  The output area also indicates how many "a" (primary) directories have been created, and how many "b" directories were created.  If one keeps to the normal 10,000 byte file size, each "b" directory will contain 1000 files, and hence be about 10 megabytes.  Each "a" directory will contain 100 "b" directories and therefore will be about 1 gigabyte. Of course, text files also contain a number to give them a distinct name, and "a" and "b" directories are also numbered to make them distinct from each other.


There are really three ways that the filemod memmod program can stop writing files.  If the number of files written reaches the setting of  the "Number of Files to do", or if the number of megabytes in the safety text area is reached, the program will stop.  What you should also be aware of is that windows of course will normally stop on its own when a drive is full.  Therefore it is up to the user whether to set the number of files or the safety high or low depending on their comfort that windows software will stop the program when its drive is full.  When windows indicates the drive is full, the program senses that information and also shuts down.  If you are concerned about windows making an error and not recognizing when the drive is full, set up either the number of files or the safety number of megabytes to stop near your desired point.

Change that you can see

The approach of filemod / memmod is of course quite straight forward.  You can of course look over random text files made to see that the files really are just text "0's" containing no information.  You can also easily see its progress in filling up a drive by either watching the memmod control panel or by checking with your favorite file manager from time to time.

Time for Operation

The time for operation of course will vary with both the speed of the computer and also the space on the hard drive to fill.  Since filemod software is also written to run by itself, automatically and in the background, it can be run over night without being attended.  Or one can sometimes do at least a few other functions simultaneously as it is working, though of course, it will take some of the computer resources.

Privacy Caution

This program of course will only over-write areas that are deleted, and emptied from the recycling bin and thus freed up for re-use.  Of course, users must also know which files they wish to delete and empty from the recycling bin before using the program.



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