Wipe lists are a very powerful feature in R-Wipe&Clean that enables its users to wipe and clear various items, like files, folders, and registry records, that are not included in the "out-of-the-box" list. Those items can be combined into a special catalog, called "a wipe list," and cleared and wiped in one single action.
Usually wipe lists are used for the following cases:
Fig.1. A wipe list to wipe files on a USB removable memory stick Click image to enlarge
In this wipe list the following items will be wiped or kept:
In the E:\Docs folder: files with the .doc and .docx extensions will be wiped. Files with the .odt and .rtf extensions will be kept. Files in the TMP folders will be wiped. Files in the Final folder will be kept. Files in subfoders will be wiped, too.
In the E:\PDF folder: files with the .pdf extension will be wiped. Files in subfoders will be wiped, too.
In the E:\XLSX folder: files with the .xls and .xlsx extensions will be wiped. Files with the .ods extension will be kept.
Processing of wipe lists can be started manually, or such wipe lists can be included into a large wipe and clean task, which, in its turn can be started manually or scheduled to a certain time or event.
R-Wipe&Clean distinguishes between SSD devices and conventional hard drives and wipes files on them accordingly.
Wipe lists are stored in R-Wipe&Clean as separate files which can be easily transferred from one computer to another.
Items can be easily added to a wipe list in several ways:
Fig.2. Adding a registry key to a wipe list (the Touch interface). Click image to enlarge
You can read more about creating and managing wipe lists in R-Wipe&Clean help page "Wipe Lists".
There's a more advanced tool to create and process wipe lists: R-Wipe&Clean Smart. You may read more about it in R-Wipe&Clean help page "R-Wipe & Clean Smart overview".
As an example of a simple wipe list, we'll create a wipe list to remove traces of files downloaded using the BitTorrent program. This wipe list will erase torrent files used to search for and download files using the BitTorrent technology. The downloaded files will remain untouched.
Torrent files have two extensions: .torrent for torrent files and .magnet for magnet link files. They may be stored either in the Downloads or in the BitTorrent program folders. That's why we need to erase those files in these folders.
To create the wipe list:
Fig.3. Create a new wipe list. Click image to enlarge
A new wipe list will appear.
Click the "Add Folder" button.
Fig.4. A new wipe list. Click image to enlarge
Now specify the first folder and file masks to wipe.
Fig.5. BitTorrent's folder and file masks to wipe. Click image to enlarge
Then add the other folder and file masks. %APPDATA% is an environment variable for C:\Users\%Username%\AppData\Roaming.
Now the wipe list is ready. You may start clearing the items in the wipe list either by clicking the "Clean Now" button on the wipe list.
Fig.6. Wipe list for the BitTorrent program. Click image to enlarge
Alternatively, you can select "Wipe List" in the tree on the Navigation panel and click the "Wipe & Clean Now" button.
Fig.7. Clearing the wipe list for the BitTorrent program. Click image to enlarge
When R-Wipe&Clean finishes wiping the list, it will show the results of this operation.
Fig.8. Wiping results. Click image to enlarge
You may include this wipe list into a larger wipe and clean task. Read more about this in the R-Wipe&Clean help: Wiping Tasks and Scheduler.