Another Problem with Eraser

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  1. LenC

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    This program has always been a headache - I don't know why I keep using it.

    I just erased a file folder and a zip file that were on my desktop. The files are gone (don't appear in windows explorer), but the icons still remain on my desktop. Any ideas as to how I get rid of the icons? If I try to delete them, I get an error message that the file is not found.

    Also, any recommendations for an alternative to Eraser?
     
  2. LenC

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    Icons disappeared after reboot.
     
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    CCleaner can be an alternative.

    Open CCleaner > Options > Include (this feature supports drag and drop of files/folders.)

    Just remember to select the appropriate Secure file deletion option in CCleaner's Settings before using it.

    BTW, I personally prefer to securely wipe the free space of drives with CCleaner once in a while instead of wiping individual files/folders.
     
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    Try hitting F5 next time. That refreshes the current view and should make them go away.
     
  5. LenC

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    Thanks! Never thought of using CCleaner. For some reason, drag and drop doesn't work - but I can add files individually with "add" button. (It appears that drag and drop is working, but when I drop the file, it doesn't remain in the "include" section. Not a big deal.)

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    Thanks Han for the reminder about F5 - I should have thought of that.
     
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