6.0.9 complete with errors ..... what are they ?

dabruna

New Member
Error The file E:\RECYCLER\S-1-5-21-1123561945-1343024091-682003330-1003\De2.avi could not be erased because the file was either compressed, encrypted or a sparse file.

With this error file was erased or not as I did not find it ?

So, can Eraser be able to delete compressed or encrypted files or not ?
 

Joel

Active Member
It is most likely a sparse file, some Torrent clients do that so that the disk space required for a file is allocated only as the file is downloaded.

The file cannot be erased using Eraser's methods (nor any other file shredder which does file overwriting) since there is a chance that the file may be reallocated and the original copy not removed (rendering the whole point of overwriting moot).

One way around this is to delete the $RECYCLE.BIN folder at the root of the drive in question and do an unused disk space erase.
 

dabruna

New Member
Referring to its error sentence "could not be erased because the file was either compressed, encrypted or a sparse file"
can Eraser be able to delete compressed or encrypted files or not ?
 

Joel

Active Member
Depends what encrypted or compressed it. What Eraser is referring to here is filesystem compression and encryption.

Files compressed by zip for example can be erased, as can files encrypted by programs like AxCrypt.
 
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