Access denied

PeterJB

New Member
I am new to Eraser. I have read many of the 'access denied' topics, but dont see an answer fo me.
Any erase tasks I try fail. I have a copy of a log file here -

Session: 22 September 2010 10:11:43
22 September 2010 10:11:43 Error Could not erase files and subfolders in C:\Users\mnvnbvnbvbnbn\AppData\Local\Temporary Internet Files because Access to the path 'C:\Users\mnvnbvnbvbnbn\AppData\Local\Temporary Internet Files' is denied.

22 September 2010 10:11:43 Error Could not erase files and subfolders in C:\Users\mnvnbvnbvbnbn\AppData\Local\Temporary Internet Files because Access to the path 'C:\Users\mnvnbvnbvbnbn\AppData\Local\Temporary Internet Files' is denied.

Session: 22 September 2010 10:11:43
22 September 2010 10:11:43 Error The specified path, file name, or both are too long. The fully qualified file name must be less than 260 characters, and the directory name must be less than 248 characters.


Session: 22 September 2010 10:30:50
22 September 2010 10:30:50 Error The specified path, file name, or both are too long. The fully qualified file name must be less than 260 characters, and the directory name must be less than 248 characters.

Session: 22 September 2010 10:31:44
22 September 2010 10:31:44 Error Could not erase files and subfolders in C:\$Recycle.Bin\S-1-5-20 because Access to the path 'C:\$Recycle.Bin\S-1-5-20' is denied.
What should I try next - all these tasks were 'run as administrator'. Win7 Home Premium. 64 bit OS. I am administer with full rights

Thanks
 

DavidHB

Active Member
Did you kill the running task before you ran Eraser as Administrator?

David
 

PeterJB

New Member
I deleted the tasks then exited the program then started again 'as administrator' added new task to erase recycle bin - same problem with the new task - log file here
Session: 24 September 2010 15:38:52
24 September 2010 15:38:57 Error Access to the path 'C:\$RECYCLE.BIN\S-1-5-21-1328964253-3301442454-367504637-1003\$ROO92C0\CrashReports' is denied.

Peter
 

DavidHB

Active Member
Is everything else in the Recycle Bin being erased? Can you recover the offending folder or file, and, if so, can you erase it directly? If the file is not recoverable, does it disappear when you empty the Recycle Bin? In this last case, you would need to erase free space on the drive to clear all traces of the file.

Windows has a nasty habit of locking files (sometimes real ones, sometimes phantoms) in the Recycle Bin, and shifting them can be a real problem. Sometimes the only way of dealing with the problem is to delete the whole folder on the relevant drive, but even that can be a real pain, typically requiring some sort of boot from a non-Windows OS with a file manager built in.

David
 
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