Failure under Vista

davidm

New Member
I installed ERASER under Vista Ultimate SP1. I am logged in as the administrator and User Account Control is turned OFF. When I try to Erase a file, I get the message "Failed: "Filename"" and am not able to erase any files.

Idease please?
 

Overwriter

Active Member
Hi

Sorry to hear about your problems with Eraser.

Are you sure you have the latest version of Eraser installed ?

Eraser V6 is due in a few months which should address most if not all problems with Vista.

You can follow the progress here.
 

davidm

New Member
I loaded Version 5.86a for Vista 32 bit. I have been a very long time user of Eraser under XP and have never had a problem. It's very disappointing that I can't use it with Vista. I have gotten everything else set up in Vista and everything works fine, except for Eraser.
 

fr1973

New Member
That's quite strange davidm. :shock: I have 32-bit Premium SP1 fully patched, w/UAC disabled and I can do everything I used to do in XP with Eraser. Currently I have 5.86. Did you install with UAC enabled ? Unless that is something specific of Ultimate which I doubt, folder redirection might be the problem, try install with UAC off. If that doesn't fix it, you can try 5.86, which is working for me without issues.
 

Overwriter

Active Member
Hi

Just a thought, was the file you were trying to erase read only ?

Did you have user permission to access it ?
 

davidm

New Member
The file(s) are not read-only and I am logged in as the only user, i.e., the administrator.
 

davidm

New Member
PROBLEM SOLVED!

I tried changing some of the file attributes for the files I was trying to ERASE. This is a new computer and I had copied my data files to the hard drive from a USB drive. It turns out that the hard drive partition was marked to compress files written to the drive. When I removed the file compression, ERASER worked fine.

Thanks for everyone's comments and help!
 

Overwriter

Active Member
Hi davidm

I am glad your problem is sorted.

Thank you for taking the time to write back and lets others know the conclusion to this. :wink:
 
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