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About Zer0

Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 10:16 am
by storageeer
I have been using Zer0 for a time now, so I decided to write down my thought on this. If anything seems unreasonable, or hard to implement, please tell me.

Feature requests:
├── default folder blacklist, to avoid the delete of system files and such (I am not certain if there is something like this is implemented or not)
├── user-created folder blacklist (message: "Zer0 cannot delete files from that folder" or such)
└── the possibility of destroying all recoverable data from a selected folder (user-case: user deleted a file the normal way, but later he/she wants to make sure the file is unrecoverable)

Enhancement requests:
├── "Clear list" button, what removes all elements of the list (but not deleting them from the system)
│ └── when pressing the Delete button, Zer0 should delete the selected file(s) from the list ("Are you sure you want to remove the selected files?")
├── the "Delete" button should change to "Retry Delete" if the removal of one or more files were unsuccessful (e.g.: because the file was being used or it was missing), and the list hasn't been cleared yet
├── When the list of files is longer than what can be shown of the screen, the screen should follow the Message cells, similar to how SUMo acts when it checks for updates
└── when adding another file to an existing list, where a/the freshly deleted file is still shown, upon pressing the "Delete" button, the message for the deleted file should say "File already removed"

Experienced bug:
└── Zer0 was unable to remove a file with special characters (Chinese) in it's name [Win7, hun]

Re: About Zer0

Posted: Fri Dec 04, 2015 12:23 pm
by GiacomoGo
First, to request a "read-only" check, and do not proceed with such files.
Currently, ZerO renames, but does not actually delete, and reports "Failed", but by now that files are all renamed without extension (which may actually reveal some of the secure deletion logic?).

Second, I'd be curious to know whether this one request is feasible:

"the possibility of destroying all recoverable data from a selected folder"

I often find I've done just that -- deleted files the normal way, but then realize I should have used Zer0.
Would be nice to even script this.

As a detailed use case, after completing online banking and financial sessions, I'd like to know that all sensitive materials are unrecoverable from my temp internet folder, even after I've shut down my browser, which clears its own cache on exit, but not in a secure manner.

Re: About Zer0

Posted: Sat Dec 05, 2015 10:19 am
by Kyle_Katarn
GiacomoGo wrote:Currently, ZerO renames, but does not actually delete, and reports "Failed", but by now that files are all renamed without extension (which may actually reveal some of the secure deletion logic?).
That's weird !
Please contact me with more info and i'll investigate

Re: About Zer0

Posted: Sat Dec 05, 2015 7:04 pm
by GiacomoGo
Kyle_Katarn wrote:That's weird !
Please contact me with more info and i'll investigate
I've sent you a few screenshots of what I mentioned above.

Re: About Zer0

Posted: Sat Dec 05, 2015 7:13 pm
by Kyle_Katarn
GiacomoGo wrote:
Kyle_Katarn wrote:That's weird !
Please contact me with more info and i'll investigate
I've sent you a few screenshots of what I mentioned above.
bug logged here : http://www.kcsoftwares.com/bugs/view.php?id=3345

Thanks !!

Re: About Zer0

Posted: Sun Dec 06, 2015 4:13 pm
by Kyle_Katarn
Kyle_Katarn wrote:
GiacomoGo wrote:
Kyle_Katarn wrote:That's weird !
Please contact me with more info and i'll investigate
I've sent you a few screenshots of what I mentioned above.
bug logged here : http://www.kcsoftwares.com/bugs/view.php?id=3345

Thanks !!
Bug fixed, new release to come soon (today or tomorrow)

Re: About Zer0

Posted: Tue Dec 15, 2015 7:44 am
by GiacomoGo
Kyle_Katarn wrote:Bug fixed, new release to come soon (today or tomorrow)
From the downloads page, it seems that only the full version and not the "lite" version is updated for release 0.11.0.12. The lite version today is still 0.10.1.11.

Re: About Zer0

Posted: Tue Dec 15, 2015 8:36 pm
by Kyle_Katarn
GiacomoGo wrote:
Kyle_Katarn wrote:Bug fixed, new release to come soon (today or tomorrow)
From the downloads page, it seems that only the full version and not the "lite" version is updated for release 0.11.0.12. The lite version today is still 0.10.1.11.
You were right.
Fixed !

Re: About Zer0

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:58 pm
by dschulze
I have been having an intermittent problem with Zer0 in Windows 7, and more recently also on a new laptop in Windows 10. When I try to delete a file, it says it's deleted. But Zer0 won't close. Meanwhile, the filename in Windows Explorer has been changed to a mix of random characters, indicating the file is still there. It can take several seconds for it to completely delete the file, allowing me to close Zer0. Is that normal behaviour?

Re: About Zer0

Posted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:28 pm
by Kyle_Katarn
If you "refresh" in Windows explorer (F5) it should no longer appear, immediately. I'll see how to "force" windows to refresh (looks like a system notification is missing)