Firstly, download and install a later build of Eraser, to ensure that you take advantage of all the bug fixes (which, I understand, is rather a lot) since build 1376. A new 'stable' release (6.0.7) is due out very shortly. I have been beta testing this release, and it has not shown the behaviour you describe when I have attempted to find and restore files using Recuva. That said, as Joel pointed out, deleting (rather than erasing) files and then wiping free space can leave copies of data unexpectedly lying around, because of the workings of OS processes including System Restore, shadow copying and disk defragmentation. Recuva (which is freeware) is rather a good tool, in that it not only detects such files but also has an option to erase them securely, and as such it is a good complement to Eraser.newateraser said:so what shall I do ?