bypass cluster tips problem

flip

New Member
I know heidi eraser cannot clean the free portion of a cluster if it is in use (cluster tips).
But what if I put my HD as secondary on an other pc and clean it with eraser?
Could it work?
Could I have some problem?
 

DavidHB

Active Member
That usually causes fewer problems, but cluster tips of OS protected files will still not be erased. That is not, in my view, a particularly serious security problem for most people.

David
 

flip

New Member
DavidHB said:
That usually causes fewer problems, but cluster tips of OS protected files will still not be erased. That is not, in my view, a particularly serious security problem for most people.

David
hi david,
thk for repling me.

I don't understand why a different OS on a different HD should find locked OS files on my disk.
These files should be identical to the other files on my disk, why should be treat in a different way?
 

DavidHB

Active Member
As the different OS is still Windows (especially Vista or Windows 7), it will still respect any file properties it finds on the non-system drive. That is why, for instance, if you have (or ever have had) System Restore enabled for a non-system drive, there will usually be a System Volume Information folder which the OS protects. But at least you are unlikely to get 'file in use' issues.

David
 
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