When a file is deleted it can often be easily recovered with UNDELETE software. I'm wanting to completely remove any trace of certain deleted files, including the file name from FAT's. I've googled and found the following; there are shredder or WIPE tools which will overwrite the space a deleted file resided in, but I've found none which can remove the deleted files name. In fact one comment stated, "in NT it's not possible to remove (delete) a deleted files name"! Thought that sounded strange, could do it in W98 with Nut's and Bolts software. Is it true that XP (NT) does not allow a deleted files name to be removed from the file allocation tables (i.e. it can be easily seen with undelete software even though the freespace has been wiped)? It seems EVERY trace of any file should be able to be deleted ... but how?