my box crashed and WD support told me to send back (the box will be exchanged as a warranty issue). Therefore I would like to delete all files in a secure way. My box was full of data (1 TB) and I was able to delete nearly all of them with Eraser ( http://eraser.heidi.ie/).
BUT: since 2.6.10 there is also a folder “.miocrawler_cache” (created for WD Photos application) that contained quality reduced photo’s (every photo gets a thumbnail here). On my box this folder contains 90000 files and I was not able to delete them by Eraser, Windows Explorer, cygwin … the deletion process is no more responding … I have to kill the process. These files are shown as hidden and read-only
My last approach was to format the disk by wdtv menu but this process is now running for 48 hours (“Formatting …”). It seems to me that it does not work (as also mentioned here: http://community.wdc.com/t5/General-Discussions/WD-TV-LIVE-HUB-FORMAT-HARD-DRIVE/m-p/80893/highlight/true#M715 ).
Do you have any other ideas? I also asked WD support (still waiting for an answer …) but sometimes a community has better support
One more question: The SMB-file-Share that is provided by wddt live hub is the only stuff that is presented to me … are there any other partitions (not vissible for me) that could contain copies of my photos/videos.
Thx for your support. Cheers,