How to stop documents being recovered

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Lulu01

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My pc is going to a local IT store to have some work done on it.

I am going to move all my documents to an external HDD.

Can anyone tell me what the quickest and easiest way is of ensuring that no-one could recover any of my documents from the HDD?
 

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How many documents are you looking at here? What size, roughly? One way of doing it is by secure-wiping the files, using an application such as Eraser.
 

Lulu01

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It would; however, it would take quite some time since the application does multiple over-writes for all files.
Is there any other free software you know of which would be ok with approx 90GB of files? Otherwise, do you know if the files would be recoverable if I 'Move' them rather than copy/delete? I'm using Windows 7 if that's relevant.
 
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