Posted 03 May 2006 - 11:24 AM
Once a file is deleted in the bin, Windows considers it "unused space" and will eventually overwrite the area with new saved data. To use Eraser, you must first choose the number of passes to use to overwrite unused space and then choose the drive to be done.
Passes. Edit/Preferences/Erasing/Unused disk space. I would advise, unless you have a very small amount of free space on your disk, to use the three-pass option. Make sure the three boxes at the bottom of the panel are checked beneath "Overwrite." Click on OK.
Drive. File/New Task/Data. Check the first box, "unused space on drive" and then the drive you wish to overwrite. Click OK.
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