Error: Windows 7 x64 / did not have its cluster tips erased

Windows 7 x64
Eraser_6.0.7.1893

Hello,

New Task ----> Add Data ----> Unused disk space (E:\)

Unused disk space (E:\), completed with errors

Errors:
- did not have its cluster tips erased because of the following 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.
- did not have its cluster tips erased because it is compressed, encrypted or a sparse file.

And what now?


Errors:
Session: Dienstag, 11. Mai 2010 16:52:32
Dienstag, 11. Mai 2010 16:53:28 Error E:\Daten\Peter-Daten\Dokumente und Einstellungen\Eigene Dateien\Work\Download Image\Application\Content\Data Access\Code Samples\Data Access - Retreive and Process data with a SQL Data Reader did not have its cluster tips erased because of the following 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.
Dienstag, 11. Mai 2010 16:53:50 Error E:\Daten\Peter-Daten\Dokumente und Einstellungen\Eigene Dateien\Work\Download Image\Application\Content\Visual Basic Upgrade\Code Samples\FXYZework - Implement role based security with Ent. Services did not have its cluster tips erased because of the following 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.
Dienstag, 11. Mai 2010 16:53:52 Error E:\Daten\Peter-Daten\Dokumente und Einstellungen\Eigene Dateien\Work\Download Image\Application\Content\Web Applications\Code Samples\FXYZework - How-To Send and Receive Data\FXYZework - How-To Send and Receive Data did not have its cluster tips erased because of the following 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.
Dienstag, 11. Mai 2010 16:53:54 Error E:\Daten\Peter-Daten\Dokumente und Einstellungen\Eigene Dateien\Work\Download Image\Application\Content\Web Services\Code Samples\Web Development - Exposing a Simple Web Service\Web Sites\HowToWebServiceClient\Web References\localhost did not have its cluster tips erased because of the following 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.
Dienstag, 11. Mai 2010 16:53:57 Error E:\Daten\Peter-Daten\Dokumente und Einstellungen\Eigene Dateien\Work\Download Image\Application\Content\Windows Applications\Code Samples\FXYZework - Partitioning your application\How-To Partition an Application did not have its cluster tips erased because of the following 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.
Dienstag, 11. Mai 2010 16:54:03 Error E:\Daten\Peter-Daten\Dokumente und Einstellungen\Eigene Dateien\Work\Download Image\Application\Content\Windows Applications\Visual Studio Tools for Microsoft Office\BUILDING WORD DOCUMENTS WITH SQL SERVER DATA did not have its cluster tips erased because of the following 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.
Dienstag, 11. Mai 2010 17:13:40 Information E:\System Volume Information\_restore{B97AFD1E-0B44-4AB4-82E8-8EF6EBBB5830}\RP14\change.log.1 did not have its cluster tips erased because it is compressed, encrypted or a sparse file.
Dienstag, 11. Mai 2010 17:13:40 Information E:\System Volume Information\_restore{B97AFD1E-0B44-4AB4-82E8-8EF6EBBB5830}\RP14\RestorePointSize did not have its cluster tips erased because it is compressed, encrypted or a sparse file.
Dienstag, 11. Mai 2010 17:13:40 Information E:\System Volume Information\_restore{B97AFD1E-0B44-4AB4-82E8-8EF6EBBB5830}\RP15\A0001581.ini did not have its cluster tips erased because it is compressed, encrypted or a sparse file.
Dienstag, 11. Mai 2010 17:13:40 Information E:\System Volume Information\_restore{B97AFD1E-0B44-4AB4-82E8-8EF6EBBB5830}\RP15\A0001582.mfl did not have its cluster tips erased because it is compressed, encrypted or a sparse file.
Dienstag, 11. Mai 2010 17:13:40 Information E:\System Volume Information\_restore{B97AFD1E-0B44-4AB4-82E8-8EF6EBBB5830}\RP15\A0001583.ini did not have its cluster tips erased because it is compressed, encrypted or a sparse file.
Dienstag, 11. Mai 2010 17:13:40 Information E:\System Volume Information\_restore{B97AFD1E-0B44-4AB4-82E8-8EF6EBBB5830}\RP15\A0001584.mfl did not have its cluster tips erased because it is compressed, encrypted or a sparse file.
Dienstag, 11. Mai 2010 17:13:40 Information E:\System Volume Information\_restore{B97AFD1E-0B44-4AB4-82E8-8EF6EBBB5830}\RP15\A0001585.ini did not have its cluster tips erased because it is compressed, encrypted or a sparse file.
Dienstag, 11. Mai 2010 17:13:40 Information E:\System Volume Information\_restore{B97AFD1E-0B44-4AB4-82E8-8EF6EBBB5830}\RP15\A0001602.NFO did not have its cluster tips erased because it is compressed, encrypted or a sparse file.
Dienstag, 11. Mai 2010 17:13:40 Information E:\System Volume Information\_restore{B97AFD1E-0B44-4AB4-82E8-8EF6EBBB5830}\RP15\A0001603.EXE did not have its cluster tips erased because it is compressed, encrypted or a sparse file.
Dienstag, 11. Mai 2010 17:13:40 Information E:\System Volume Information\_restore{B97AFD1E-0B44-4AB4-82E8-8EF6EBBB5830}\RP15\change.log.1 did not have its cluster tips erased because it is compressed, encrypted or a sparse file.
Dienstag, 11. Mai 2010 17:13:40 Information E:\System Volume Information\_restore{B97AFD1E-0B44-4AB4-82E8-8EF6EBBB5830}\RP15\change.log.2 did not have its cluster tips erased because it is compressed, encrypted or a sparse file.
Dienstag, 11. Mai 2010 17:13:40 Information E:\System Volume Information\_restore{B97AFD1E-0B44-4AB4-82E8-8EF6EBBB5830}\RP15\RestorePointSize did not have its cluster tips erased because it is compressed, encrypted or a sparse file.
Dienstag, 11. Mai 2010 17:13:40 Information E:\System Volume Information\_restore{B97AFD1E-0B44-4AB4-82E8-8EF6EBBB5830}\RP16\change.log.1 did not have its cluster tips erased because it is compressed, encrypted or a sparse file.
Dienstag, 11. Mai 2010 17:13:40 Information E:\System Volume Information\_restore{B97AFD1E-0B44-4AB4-82E8-8EF6EBBB5830}\RP16\RestorePointSize did not have its cluster tips erased because it is compressed, encrypted or a sparse file.
Dienstag, 11. Mai 2010 17:13:40 Information E:\System Volume Information\_restore{B97AFD1E-0B44-4AB4-82E8-8EF6EBBB5830}\RP17\change.log.1 did not have its cluster tips erased because it is compressed, encrypted or a sparse file.
Dienstag, 11. Mai 2010 17:13:40 Information E:\System Volume Information\_restore{B97AFD1E-0B44-4AB4-82E8-8EF6EBBB5830}\RP17\RestorePointSize did not have its cluster tips erased because it is compressed, encrypted or a sparse file.
Dienstag, 11. Mai 2010 17:13:40 Information E:\System Volume Information\_restore{B97AFD1E-0B44-4AB4-82E8-8EF6EBBB5830}\RP18\change.log.1 did not have its cluster tips erased because it is compressed, encrypted or a sparse file.
Dienstag, 11. Mai 2010 17:13:40 Information E:\System Volume Information\_restore{B97AFD1E-0B44-4AB4-82E8-8EF6EBBB5830}\RP18\RestorePointSize did not have its cluster tips erased because it is compressed, encrypted or a sparse file.
Dienstag, 11. Mai 2010 17:13:40 Information E:\System Volume Information\_restore{B97AFD1E-0B44-4AB4-82E8-8EF6EBBB5830}\RP19\A0004286.ini did not have its cluster tips erased because it is compressed, encrypted or a sparse file.
Dienstag, 11. Mai 2010 17:13:40 Information E:\System Volume Information\_restore{B97AFD1E-0B44-4AB4-82E8-8EF6EBBB5830}\RP19\A0004287.mfl did not have its cluster tips erased because it is compressed, encrypted or a sparse file.
Dienstag, 11. Mai 2010 17:13:40 Information E:\System Volume Information\_restore{B97AFD1E-0B44-4AB4-82E8-8EF6EBBB5830}\RP19\A0004288.ini did not have its cluster tips erased because it is compressed, encrypted or a sparse file.
Dienstag, 11. Mai 2010 17:13:40 Information E:\System Volume Information\_restore{B97AFD1E-0B44-4AB4-82E8-8EF6EBBB5830}\RP19\A0004289.mfl did not have its cluster tips erased because it is compressed, encrypted or a sparse file.
Dienstag, 11. Mai 2010 17:13:40 Information E:\System Volume Information\_restore{B97AFD1E-0B44-4AB4-82E8-8EF6EBBB5830}\RP19\A0004290.ini did not have its cluster tips erased because it is compressed, encrypted or a sparse file.
Dienstag, 11. Mai 2010 17:13:40 Information E:\System Volume Information\_restore{B97AFD1E-0B44-4AB4-82E8-8EF6EBBB5830}\RP19\A0004297.ini did not have its cluster tips erased because it is compressed, encrypted or a sparse file.
Dienstag, 11. Mai 2010 17:13:40 Information E:\System Volume Information\_restore{B97AFD1E-0B44-4AB4-82E8-8EF6EBBB5830}\RP19\A0004336.ini did not have its cluster tips erased because it is compressed, encrypted or a sparse file.
Dienstag, 11. Mai 2010 17:13:40 Information E:\System Volume Information\_restore{B97AFD1E-0B44-4AB4-82E8-8EF6EBBB5830}\RP19\change.log.1 did not have its cluster tips erased because it is compressed, encrypted or a sparse file.
Dienstag, 11. Mai 2010 17:13:40 Information E:\System Volume Information\_restore{B97AFD1E-0B44-4AB4-82E8-8EF6EBBB5830}\RP19\change.log.2 did not have its cluster tips erased because it is compressed, encrypted or a sparse file.
Dienstag, 11. Mai 2010 17:13:40 Information E:\System Volume Information\_restore{B97AFD1E-0B44-4AB4-82E8-8EF6EBBB5830}\RP19\change.log.3 did not have its cluster tips erased because it is compressed, encrypted or a sparse file.
Dienstag, 11. Mai 2010 17:13:40 Information E:\System Volume Information\_restore{B97AFD1E-0B44-4AB4-82E8-8EF6EBBB5830}\RP19\change.log.4 did not have its cluster tips erased because it is compressed, encrypted or a sparse file.
Dienstag, 11. Mai 2010 17:13:40 Information E:\System Volume Information\_restore{B97AFD1E-0B44-4AB4-82E8-8EF6EBBB5830}\RP19\RestorePointSize did not have its cluster tips erased because it is compressed, encrypted or a sparse file.
Dienstag, 11. Mai 2010 17:13:40 Information E:\System Volume Information\_restore{B97AFD1E-0B44-4AB4-82E8-8EF6EBBB5830}\RP20\A0004378.ini did not have its cluster tips erased because it is compressed, encrypted or a sparse file.
Dienstag, 11. Mai 2010 17:13:40 Information E:\System Volume Information\_restore{B97AFD1E-0B44-4AB4-82E8-8EF6EBBB5830}\RP20\A0004379.mfl did not have its cluster tips erased because it is compressed, encrypted or a sparse file.
Dienstag, 11. Mai 2010 17:13:40 Information E:\System Volume Information\_restore{B97AFD1E-0B44-4AB4-82E8-8EF6EBBB5830}\RP20\A0004380.ini did not have its cluster tips erased because it is compressed, encrypted or a sparse file.
Dienstag, 11. Mai 2010 17:13:40 Information E:\System Volume Information\_restore{B97AFD1E-0B44-4AB4-82E8-8EF6EBBB5830}\RP20\A0004381.mfl did not have its cluster tips erased because it is compressed, encrypted or a sparse file.
Dienstag, 11. Mai 2010 17:13:40 Information E:\System Volume Information\_restore{B97AFD1E-0B44-4AB4-82E8-8EF6EBBB5830}\RP20\A0004382.ini did not have its cluster tips erased because it is compressed, encrypted or a sparse file.
Dienstag, 11. Mai 2010 17:13:40 Information E:\System Volume Information\_restore{B97AFD1E-0B44-4AB4-82E8-8EF6EBBB5830}\RP20\change.log.1 did not have its cluster tips erased because it is compressed, encrypted or a sparse file.
Dienstag, 11. Mai 2010 17:13:40 Information E:\System Volume Information\_restore{B97AFD1E-0B44-4AB4-82E8-8EF6EBBB5830}\RP20\RestorePointSize did not have its cluster tips erased because it is compressed, encrypted or a sparse file.
Dienstag, 11. Mai 2010 17:13:40 Information E:\System Volume Information\_restore{B97AFD1E-0B44-4AB4-82E8-8EF6EBBB5830}\RP21\change.log.1 did not have its cluster tips erased because it is compressed, encrypted or a sparse file.
Dienstag, 11. Mai 2010 17:13:40 Information E:\System Volume Information\_restore{B97AFD1E-0B44-4AB4-82E8-8EF6EBBB5830}\RP21\RestorePointSize did not have its cluster tips erased because it is compressed, encrypted or a sparse file.
Dienstag, 11. Mai 2010 17:13:40 Information E:\System Volume Information\_restore{B97AFD1E-0B44-4AB4-82E8-8EF6EBBB5830}\RP22\A0004552.ini did not have its cluster tips erased because it is compressed, encrypted or a sparse file.
Dienstag, 11. Mai 2010 17:13:40 Information E:\System Volume Information\_restore{B97AFD1E-0B44-4AB4-82E8-8EF6EBBB5830}\RP22\A0004555.mfl did not have its cluster tips erased because it is compressed, encrypted or a sparse file.
Dienstag, 11. Mai 2010 17:13:40 Information E:\System Volume Information\_restore{B97AFD1E-0B44-4AB4-82E8-8EF6EBBB5830}\RP22\A0004556.ini did not have its cluster tips erased because it is compressed, encrypted or a sparse file.
Dienstag, 11. Mai 2010 17:13:40 Information E:\System Volume Information\_restore{B97AFD1E-0B44-4AB4-82E8-8EF6EBBB5830}\RP22\A0004560.ini did not have its cluster tips erased because it is compressed, encrypted or a sparse file.
Dienstag, 11. Mai 2010 17:13:40 Information E:\System Volume Information\_restore{B97AFD1E-0B44-4AB4-82E8-8EF6EBBB5830}\RP22\change.log.1 did not have its cluster tips erased because it is compressed, encrypted or a sparse file.
Dienstag, 11. Mai 2010 17:13:40 Information E:\System Volume Information\_restore{B97AFD1E-0B44-4AB4-82E8-8EF6EBBB5830}\RP22\change.log.2 did not have its cluster tips erased because it is compressed, encrypted or a sparse file.
Dienstag, 11. Mai 2010 17:13:40 Information E:\System Volume Information\_restore{B97AFD1E-0B44-4AB4-82E8-8EF6EBBB5830}\RP22\change.log.3 did not have its cluster tips erased because it is compressed, encrypted or a sparse file.
Dienstag, 11. Mai 2010 17:13:40 Information E:\System Volume Information\_restore{B97AFD1E-0B44-4AB4-82E8-8EF6EBBB5830}\RP22\RestorePointSize did not have its cluster tips erased because it is compressed, encrypted or a sparse file.
Dienstag, 11. Mai 2010 17:13:40 Information E:\System Volume Information\_restore{B97AFD1E-0B44-4AB4-82E8-8EF6EBBB5830}\RP23\A0004599.ini did not have its cluster tips erased because it is compressed, encrypted or a sparse file.
Dienstag, 11. Mai 2010 17:13:40 Information E:\System Volume Information\_restore{B97AFD1E-0B44-4AB4-82E8-8EF6EBBB5830}\RP23\change.log.1 did not have its cluster tips erased because it is compressed, encrypted or a sparse file.
Dienstag, 11. Mai 2010 17:13:40 Information E:\System Volume Information\_restore{B97AFD1E-0B44-4AB4-82E8-8EF6EBBB5830}\RP23\RestorePointSize did not have its cluster tips erased because it is compressed, encrypted or a sparse file.
Dienstag, 11. Mai 2010 17:13:40 Information E:\System Volume Information\_restore{B97AFD1E-0B44-4AB4-82E8-8EF6EBBB5830}\RP24\A0004978.ini did not have its cluster tips erased because it is compressed, encrypted or a sparse file.
Dienstag, 11. Mai 2010 17:13:40 Information E:\System Volume Information\_restore{B97AFD1E-0B44-4AB4-82E8-8EF6EBBB5830}\RP24\change.log.1 did not have its cluster tips erased because it is compressed, encrypted or a sparse file.
Dienstag, 11. Mai 2010 17:13:40 Information E:\System Volume Information\_restore{B97AFD1E-0B44-4AB4-82E8-8EF6EBBB5830}\RP24\change.log.2 did not have its cluster tips erased because it is compressed, encrypted or a sparse file.
Dienstag, 11. Mai 2010 17:13:40 Information E:\System Volume Information\_restore{B97AFD1E-0B44-4AB4-82E8-8EF6EBBB5830}\RP24\RestorePointSize did not have its cluster tips erased because it is compressed, encrypted or a sparse file.
 

DavidHB

Active Member
Re: Error: Windows 7 x64 / did not have its cluster tips era

eraseduser said:
Errors:
- did not have its cluster tips erased because of the following 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.
- did not have its cluster tips erased because it is compressed, encrypted or a sparse file.

And what now?
Probably, nothing.

How much cluster tip erasing adds to security is an interesting and debatable point, which depends on your view of the likelihood that a cluster tip will contain recoverable private data. I happen to believe that cluster tips are less problematic than shadow copies, the contents of the paging file, system restore points and other copies of user data, both extant and deleted, that the OS squirrels away all over the system.

I have half an idea that Joel was looking at the path length problem; he might confirm that. System Restore points are, as far as I know, pretty much out of bounds to Eraser (or any other user application, for that matter).

One of the changes you will see in future versions of Eraser is that unavoidable issues of this kind will no longer be described as errors, but (in my view more correctly) as warnings or information. They may represent what the file system regards as error conditions, but they do not stop Eraser working, and they do not, I believe, represent a significant threat to user security.

In any event, I don't think you need to worry.

David
 

Joel

Active Member
Re: Error: Windows 7 x64 / did not have its cluster tips era

File names too long for most programs to handle do exist on new OSes, but the Shell hasn't been upgraded to cope with these paths (so Eraser cannot readily deal with them). The only way is to implement raw file name handling within Eraser, but that isn't due until 6.2.
 
Re: Error: Windows 7 x64 / did not have its cluster tips era

eraseduser said:
Errors:
- did not have its cluster tips erased because of the following 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.
On my computer only Eraser is reporting such an error.
 

Joel

Active Member
Re: Error: Windows 7 x64 / did not have its cluster tips era

I only am aware of two applications which create this: Windows Live Messenger, and Windows Updates. Some users say that Sandboxie also creates such a problem, but I've not independently confirmed that.
 
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