those files are OK, they are created by the way Eraser works. Don't worry about them, they are there to help delete the data in free space. Eraser works by creating lots of temp files that are used to overwrite existing data. Perfectly normal!psto said:During the "erase unused space" operation 50-100 folders
with names like
are created (and finally at the end removed again).
For what purpose are these folders ?
I cannot imagine something what should bestored in these folders.
Eraser should ERASE not CREATE
how did you do that? I know that Eraser chooses to create smaller files, in order to make the program run better, but I'd be interested in how you did that.tateu said:They can cause problems on NTFS formatted drives, though. The fact that there are so many of them can, in certain situations, cause the MFT to grow, possibly fragmenting it. On one of my drives, before a free space wipe, my MFT was ~385MB contiguous. After a free space wipe, it had grown to over 500MB and was split into three fragments.
I have since modified my custom Eraser v5.7 to use much larger temp files, so that it only creates, at most, a few hundred temp files instead of the 20,000+ it normally creates on my larger drives.