Ticket #11 (closed defect: duplicate)

Opened 7 years ago

Last modified 7 years ago

Eraser 5.86 in Vista Home

Reported by: hans29 Owned by:
Priority: major Milestone:
Component: Version: 5.8.6a
Keywords: Cc:
Processor Architecture: Blocked By:
Blocking: Operating System:



I tried to erase the unsed space in my partition D under Vista Home Premium, but I get the message:
"Error: Erasing the Free Space of a drive requires elevation"

What does that mean?

On erasing the RecycleBin? I get several messages:
"Failed:\C$RecycleBin?\S-1-5-21-2133550631-9949 ... etc.

Why did it fail?

Thanks an best regards,


#11Eraser 5.86 in Vista Home

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#11Eraser 5.86 in Vista Home

Change History

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by Joel

I think I can answer my questions myself now:

I switched off the user account control. Now it works!



comment:2 Changed 7 years ago by Joel

Another user has reported the same problem but when I tried it on my own machine the process of checking for elevation told me (correctly) that my account was elevated. I'll come back to this when I'm a little more free (school's started)


comment:3 Changed 7 years ago by Joel

Hi folks

was wondering what you all thought of this as many of you are saying turn off UAC to others on this forum

i myself leave it on and use the super admin account to do a free space wipe

untill a "FIX" is done

whats ya thoughts



(i post this just to get some feedback on what the majority of folks think on the subject)


comment:4 Changed 7 years ago by Joel

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to duplicate

I think this is a duplicate of #48. Closing this as a dup.

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