Afraid to shred "unused space" with eraser

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by kuka00, Oct 13, 2008.

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  1. kuka00

    kuka00 Registered Member

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    I've used this feature on my secondary drives, but i monitored it closely and I'm pretty sure Eraser filled the entire (or almost) drive to shred the free space (I guess that's how it works).

    If I use it on my primary drive, with Windows running, won't Eraser crash it? I mean, once I filled my C: drive and it wasn't pretty.

    Or does it prevent it from happening?

    Sorry if this is a dumb question.
    =)
     
  2. DavidXanatos

    DavidXanatos Registered Member

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    Eraser should't ceash the OS, it creates a file or a set of files and fils them with rundom data till the HDD is full than it erases them.
    Windows should be fine with this.
     
  3. Carver

    Carver Registered Member

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    Eraser will erase the files it makes at the very end of the freespace wipe cycle so don't panic and stop Erasers cycle. I do my freespace wipe at night when I sleep.
     
  4. truthseeker

    truthseeker Former Poster

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    You actually sleep? :argh:
     
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