Secure Move

greyowl

Member
I have just recently started using Eraser.

I am needing an explanation of Secure Move--purpose, reason for using it, how it works, etc.

Thanks
 

Joel

Active Member
Well, I'm not too sure myself since I have not really gone to that part of the code, but this is my (shallow?) understanding.

Cutting and pasting files within the same drive is a MFT/FAT reallocation; upon moving the file from one place to another on the same volume, the file reference is modified. Moving a file between volumes however involves the deletion of the file from the source drive and the creation of the exact file on the destination drive. This will leave the contents of the old file on the old drive without ofuscation and can therefore be recovered.

I believe Secure Move does the move operation then erases the file.

Joel
 

greyowl

Member
Thanks for the explanation.

So if I delete a file to the recycling bin, then do a secure erase of the contents of the recycling bin, then the file will not be recoverable. I am I right.
 

Joel

Active Member
Yep, it shouldn't. tHe Recycle Bin is stored on the same volume as where the file was stored.

Joel
 
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