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#1 sharpie

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Posted 29 March 2007 - 12:35 AM

what is the difference between erasing your internet files, emptying your recycle bin and deleting your cookies yourself and using eraser 5.3?
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Posted 29 March 2007 - 12:50 AM

Well for me this is the difference:
Deleting stuff in recycle bin,cookies,temp folder,etc. is doing it all by your self
While eraser 5.3 is a program that does it all for you much much faster
I suggest also using CCleaner it also cleans stuff even registry keys

Edited by Commander Gman, 29 March 2007 - 12:50 AM.

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Posted 29 March 2007 - 01:02 AM

A sidenote to CG's suggestion :

make sure you tick under options advanced the box "prompt for registry backup "as a default this will be stored in "My Documents " Ccleaner can be downloaded here

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Posted 29 March 2007 - 01:02 AM

Think of Deleting, as tearing the Table of Contents out of a book.
The information is still there, but you have no way of finding the specific information you're looking for.
On your computer, the information will remain there, until overwritten with other information.

Think of Erasing, as taking a black marker, and totally covering every page of he book
The information is no longer accessable.
Erasing writes over it, several times, with 1's, and 0's, basically wiping out the information.

I haven't used Delete in years.
I Erase, everything.
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Posted 29 March 2007 - 01:11 AM

Well i can draw a conclusion that this program is valuable to undeletable files you wish to delete
especially if the error message says "Another program is using this particular file,close all programs that are using it"

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Posted 29 March 2007 - 01:33 AM

It will work on some of those files, but I've had more success with Unlocker.
I mostly use Eraser, instead of Delete.

Edited by tg1911, 29 March 2007 - 01:35 AM.

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Posted 29 March 2007 - 05:11 AM

Very Nice Program tg1911,i appreciate it :thumbsup:
Now i can finally delete my 769 MB file which is so annoying :flowers:
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Posted 29 March 2007 - 05:39 AM

There are several good features in Eraser. You can, for example, delete files normally which puts them in your recycle bin and then erase the bin's contents by right clicking on the bin icon, and you can erase a range of files or folders in one process by right clicking them and using the drop down box entry. Another feature is that you can have Eraser overwrite the unused area of your hard drive.
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Posted 29 March 2007 - 10:28 PM

will that result in an improvement in speed?

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Posted 29 March 2007 - 11:52 PM

Not any more than deleting a file, will.
It's just a more secure way of removing information, from your computer.
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Posted 30 March 2007 - 12:14 AM

thanks again, tg1911

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Posted 30 March 2007 - 12:59 AM

You're welcome, ejames82.
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Posted 30 March 2007 - 04:57 AM

I haven't used Delete in years.
I Erase, everything.


Me too.

GRJ... :thumbsup:

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Posted 01 April 2007 - 02:11 AM

im still not really understanding how to use eraser.
i open eraser>file>new task>unused disk space on drive>local disk ©.

then i see local disk c on a line on the main page, but then what do i do?

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Posted 01 April 2007 - 03:07 AM

When you right click on a file, or folder, one of the options should be Erase.
Click that, and it will erase the file, or folder.
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