Erasing unused space - power outage - huge temp folder

goaliejerryy

New Member
Hello,

I was erasing the unused space on my 2nd hard drive when a fuse blew which cut power to my computer. The fuse blow was unrelated to my computer. Now, there is a massive temporary folder on my HD eating up 94 GB. Do I delete it? What is it?

How do I proceed to return my HD to normal and proceed with the erase of empty space? Thank you.
 

Overwriter

Active Member
Hi goaliejerryy

Welcome to the forums !

Yes just delete it. It is a folder which Eraser writes to in order to completely fill your hard drives free space. The fact that you had a power cut means Eraser didn’t get chance to delete it after filling it.

Don’t worry about anything, there is no long term problem with what has happened. Simply delete the temp folder and run Eraser again in order to wipe your free space.
 

Joel

Active Member
Before you do that run chkdsk /f just to make sure your disk structures are still intact.

Joel
 

Overwriter

Active Member
Joel said:
Before you do that run chkdsk /f just to make sure your disk structures are still intact.

Joel
Quite right, I should have mentioned that. :oops:
 
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