O&O SafeErase 12 Product manual

O&O SafeErase 12 
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To use the O&O SafeErase command line, you must complete the full installation or install the appropriate component.
Navigate in the command line (cmd) to the installation directory of O&O SafeErase. You can then use the parameters listed in the table by calling up oosecmd.exe with the desired parameter.

The parameters in square brackets [] are optional and do not need to be entered. Before deleting, a security prompt is issued which you can automatically agree with by using the -y command.

The individual parameters for O& O SafeErase are described below:

Main parameters

Explanation

--showdisks Show disk drive information
Example:
oosecmd.exe --showdisks
--deletedrive <disk number> SafeErase disk
The O&O SafeErase Server and Workstation Editions allow you to delete multiple disks using one command.
Example:
oosecmd.exe --deletedrive 1
Only in Workstation and Server Editions:
oosecmd.exe --deletedrive 1 deletedrive 2
--deletevolume <drive letter> SafeErase drive The O&O SafeErase Server and Workstation Editions allow you to delete multiple drives using one command.
Example:
oosecmd.exe --deletevolume d:
Only in Workstation and Server Editions: Oosecmd.exe --deletevolume d: deletevolume e:
--freespace <Drive letter> SafeErase free space of a drive. The O&O SafeErase Server and Workstation Editions allow you to delete free space on multiple drives using one command.
Example:
oosecmd.exe --freespace g:
Only in Workstation and Server Editions:oosecmd.exe --freespace g: freespace f:
--analyse [internetfiles]
or [windowsfiles]
or [deletedfiles]
or [all]
Scan computer for potentially security relevant or unsafe deleted files. (Default: All file types are scanned and counted)
internetfiles: Only temporary Internet files are scanned and counted.
windowsfiles: Only temporary Windows files are scanned and counted.
deletedfiles: Only unsafe deleted files will be scanned and counted.
all: All three file types are scanned and counted.
Example:
oosecmd.exe --analyze deletedfiles
--autoclean [internetfiles]
or [windowsfiles]
or [deletedfiles]
or [all]
SafeErase files found by analysis. (Default: All found file types will be permanently deleted)
Example:
oosecmd.exe --autoclean windowsfiles
--internetfiles [cookies]
or [favorites]
or [temporary]
or [history]
or [formdata]
or [typedurls]
or [all]
SafeErase temporary Internet files. (Default: All Internet files that are found will be deleted)
cookies: deletes only cookies.
favorites: deletes only set favorites.
temporary: Deletes only temporary Internet files.
history: Deletes only browsing history.
formdata: Deletes only form data saved in the browser such as username/password.
typedurls: Deletes only entered Internet addresses.
all: Deletes all Internet files that are found
Example:
oosecmd.exe --internetfiles cookies --internetfiles history
--tempfiles [recent]
or [temporary]
or [thumbnails]
or [recyclebin]
or [memorydumps]
or [checkdisk]
or [ftp]
or [all]
Delete temporary Windows and program files (Default: All file types that are found will be SafeErased)
recent: Permanently deletes temporary files from programs.
temporary files: Deletes files in the Windows TEMP folder.
thumbnails: Permanently deletes the picture preview from the cache.
recyclebin: Deletes content from the Windows Recycle Bin.
memorydumps: Deletes DMP files.
checkdisk: Delets files that were saved by CheckDisk (CHK).
ftp: Deletes saved login data from an FTP server.
all: Deletes all temporary file types that are found.
Example:
oosecmd.exe --tempfiles recyclebin
--totalerase [internal]
or [all]
Deletes the entire computer. (Default: All internal drives will be deleted)
internal: Only internal drives will be deleted.
all: All connected drives, including external ones, will be deleted.
Example:
oosecmd.exe --totalerase internal
--register <"user:user name company:company Serial: Serial number"> Register product
Example:
oosecmd.exe --register „user:max company:any company serial:xxx...“
Important: Please use quotation marks with the registration data, otherwise the registration will fail!
--match [files]
or [folders]
or [all]
Delete files and folders that match the file filter
Example:
oosecmd.exe –match files c:test*.*
Deletes only files in folder c:test
-v or --version Information of the program version
Example:
oosecmd.exe --version
-h Shows all available commands and their explanation.
Example: oosecmd.exe -h
<Files and/or folders> List of files and folders to be permanently deleted.
Example:
oosecmd.exe c:test*.* c:test2pic.jpg d:wordworddocument.doc

Additional parameters can be used in combination with main parameters. A main parameter can be assigned several additional parameters.

Additional parameters

Explanation

--security [highest]
oder [high]
oder [medium]
oder [low]
oder [lowest]
oder [zero]
Optional: Set the used security level:
highest: Highest security level
high: High security level
medium: Medium security level
low: low security level
lowest: Lowest security level
zero: Overwrite with zeros
Example:
oosecmd.exe --deletevolume d: --security zero
--createreport oder -r [plus --reportname <file name>] A report is created for every activity performed by O&O SafeErase.
Example:
oosecmd.exe --create report or oosecmd.exe -r --report name d:test.html
-y oder --yes Optional parameter: Answer all security prompts automatically with "Yes".
Example:
oosecmd.exe --tempfiles all -y
-s oder --silent No display

You can also build a command sequence from the parameter. You will be able to combine an activity, such as delete free space with as many different options you like, for example:

Example

Explanation

oosecmd.exe --freespace g: --security medium --createreport --reportname d:test.html The free space in drive G: will be SafeErased using the deletion method "medium security". Afterwards, a report on the deletion will be created and saved on Drive D: with the name "test.html".
osecmd.exe --tempfiles all --security zero --createreport --reportname d:test_1.html All temporary Windows and program files will be overwritten with zeros. Afterwards, a report on the deletion will be created and saved on Drive D: with the name "test_1.html".
oosecmd.exe c:ApplicationCV.doc d:PicturesPassport_picture.jpg The file "CV.doc" in the folder "Application" on Drive C:, the file "Passport_picture.jpg" in the folder "Pictures" on Drive D: will be SafeErased using the preset default method.
Note
Please note that when entering the parameter in the command line, no manual line break may be included in the command sequence. Otherwise, the command will not be executed as intended. The line breaks in the examples are caused by the document's formatting.