Forgive me if this subject has been covered on this forum, but I have searched and not found anything relating to my problem. I downloaded eraser 5.86 in hopes that I could use it to securely remove and overwrite the CD / DVD with random characters, which would satisfy security personel who would like to stop our practice of transfering data with a DVD-RW disc. Please tell me if I am wrong with my assumptions. After starting up eraser through the start menu, I select New Task. I don't see an option for my RW drive under the drop down for "unused space on drive" so I select "Files in folders" and browse to the E: drive. I select run and it acts as if it's going to work, but it finishes and gives me a "Access denied" on all the files on my RW disc I want erased. Am I doing something wrong or will this software not do what I am expecting of it? Thanks.