Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

Deleting Vs Eraser


  • Please log in to reply
2 replies to this topic

#1 samiotis

samiotis

  • Members
  • 5 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Local time:03:17 AM

Posted 27 October 2009 - 05:35 PM

Hi just a quick question,
using the program Eraser to delete files will erase any trace of my existence so to speak from my HDD but will it give me more space than simply deleting the files? .....thanks

BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


#2 OldPhil

OldPhil

    Doppleganger


  • Members
  • 4,131 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Long Island New York
  • Local time:03:17 AM

Posted 27 October 2009 - 07:23 PM

Yes! I use Windows Washer now but may switch to Ccleaner a free ware program. There may be other things to do to recoup space, deleting unused programs and setup files. There is always the option of compressing the drive. how jammed up are you?.

Honesty & Integrity Above All!


#3 Budapest

Budapest

    Bleepin' Cynic


  • Moderator
  • 23,579 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Local time:05:17 PM

Posted 27 October 2009 - 07:53 PM

If you delete a file and then empty the recycle bin this will free up the same amount of space as if you erase the file.
The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who haven't got it.

—George Bernard Shaw




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users