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#1 rowal5555

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Posted 03 May 2007 - 06:44 AM

About a year ago, I remember having a program which would chug away in the background, securely overwriting all unused portions of the C: Drive.

Does anyone recall the name of that program?

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Posted 03 May 2007 - 06:57 AM

Maybe it was Eraser.
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Posted 03 May 2007 - 06:59 AM

I was pretty sure it was too, but can't find that option on my current version. Hence the query.

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Posted 03 May 2007 - 07:40 AM

You can schedule a run, but it will not work continuously in the background.

File/new task leads to the data tab where you can elect to erase unused disk space. Once you have set up the task, it shows up as a line in the On demand panel.

Click on Scheduler. Double-clicking on the line brings you to the Task Properties panel; choose the Schedule tab, and then the frequency and the time to run it.

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Posted 03 May 2007 - 07:46 AM

Thank you jg. I thought it was there somewhere but haven't used it for yonks. Much appreciated.
Huh! My normal view of BC just came back too. All's looking good with the world.

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Posted 03 May 2007 - 04:19 PM

jg. What version are you looking at? My current version is Eraser Pro v3.4.621 and doesn't have a normal menu bar, and doesn't seem to have the option to do unused disk space any more???

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Posted 03 May 2007 - 06:10 PM

Version 5.7, which you can download from here:
http://www.heidi.ie/eraser/download.php

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Posted 03 May 2007 - 08:42 PM

I thank you kind sir.

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