Eraser and the MFT

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by n8chavez, Jul 3, 2008.

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  1. n8chavez

    n8chavez Registered Member

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    It seems as though Eraser does clean the MFT during a freespace wipe. I was always under the impression that it did not. I wonder why this option is not offered when erasing files and/or folders.
     

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    Because there is not a MFT with each file. The MFT is part of the NTFS file structure and contains information from many files - not just a single file that can be erased when you erase a file by itself.
     
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