Wiping Scheme Editor

The following wiping standards are embedded in BCWipe:

Additionally, the software includes the Wiping Scheme Editor utility to view and edit number of wiping passes and binary patterns used at each pass.

Click Edit in the dialog window of any wiping command to get more details of the selected wiping scheme or create custom scheme. The following dialog window appears:

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To create new scheme -click New and specify a name of your scheme. The picture illustrates creation of custom wiping scheme called ‘My wiping scheme’. BCWipe performs 7 passes of wiping when it shreds information according to the scheme. 11 passes means that BCWipe overwrites the information 7 times, and uses different byte patterns for overwriting. For example, in the first and the last (7-th) passes BCWipe uses random bytes to overwrite data.

Then set
Random radio button - if you wish to use random bytes for overwriting;
Complementary - if you wish to use byte pattern complementary to the previous pass;
Cycled byte patterns - if you wish to set a concrete byte patterns for the wiping pass;

To insert additional pass to the scheme, click Add.

To update existing pass, select the pass in the list of passes and click Update.

To remove a pass from the wiping scheme, select the pass in the list of passes and click Remove.

When you finish editing the wiping scheme, click Apply to make BCWipe apply the new settings.

If you wish to make a copy of existing wiping scheme and then edit the copy, click Create copy . BCWipe will ask you to enter a name for the new wiping scheme, and then will allow you to edit the new scheme.

Usually BCWipe stores wiping schemes in Windows Registry Database, but it is also possible to save them to files for further using the scheme on other computers. Procedure of saving the scheme to file is called Export, and procedure of loading wiping scheme from file is called Import . To save the wiping scheme to file, click Export , and click Import if you wish to load a scheme from file.