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What is this and can I remove it safely?

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#1 ILoveTabitha


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Posted 10 October 2009 - 11:58 AM

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#2 Romeo29


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Posted 10 October 2009 - 01:47 PM

eDS_PSD_drive.vmdf is a file created and managed by Acer e-Data Security software. [eDS = e-Data Security, PSD = Personal Secure Disk]

You should not delete this file. It keeps a backup of your personal data to be restored in emergency.

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 03:25 AM

1-It's true that eDS_PSD_drive.vmdf is a created by ACER e-data. But it can be removed if you remembered your old password. Just go into ACER edata tools and hit on the file with key sign as mentioned in the attached picture.

then change the "Capacity of for PSD" to zero and hit on "Apply"

you will be asked for the password to take effect.

Attached File  Acer eDataSecurity Management.jpg   61.83KB   0 downloads

2-In case you forgot your password:


just boot to a linux live cd and you can view the password, it is stored in plain text on a hidden partition in the following file: /TOOLS/AIMDRS.DAT





3- In case you faulty uninstalled ACER edata from your computer, then you can go to 





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