Eraser 6.0.8 released!

Posted by: Joel, 6th November 2010, 9:30 am +800GMT

Eraser 6.0.8, a maintenance release in the stable 6.0.x line was released today. 6.0.8 addresses a significant number of stability and usability issues found in Eraser 6.0.7. Eraser 6.0.8 is now the best in the Eraser 6.0.x line, as such, all users are encouraged to upgrade to 6.0.8 as soon as possible.


Revision Description Author
1933-1934 Fixed Eraser icon badge to reflect correct version Joel
1936, 1942 Initial Polish translation for Eraser Rudzik
1940 Fixed Donation link in About dialog Joel
1945 Fixed improper exit from Eraser when the instance was started by the system Joel
1946 Fixed documentation error: missing description of the Unused Disk Space target Joel
1948, 2225 When erasing shortcuts, erase the shortcut and not the target of the shortcut Joel
1951 Fixed compatibility for drag & drop with Total Commander (and older programs) Joel
1966 Fixed non-saving of schedule type when editing a task Joel
1968 Fixed status error when editing adding a new task when one is already running Joel
1689 The MSI installer will no longer check for the .NET Framework, only the Bootstrapper will Joel
2014 Fixed "File in Use" errors when plausible deniability is selected (decoy files) Joel
2080 Supplants a fix in Eraser 6.0.6: the amount of data that needed to be overwritten was underreported Joel
2139 Fixed crash on certain computers with unusual drive configurations Joel
2146, 2176 Fixed erasing of UNC paths: Eraser would previously refuse to erase UNC paths. However, use this feature at your own risk: UNC paths behave differently from disk erasures and data may not be completely erased. Joel
2158 Fix the (wrong) file name reported when erasing cluster tips Joel
2166 Better filesystem access permissions resilience when erasing cluster tips Joel
2168, 2172, 2182 Fix crash when a disk is connected but not mounted Joel
2215 Do not display the Eraser context menu for the Start button Joel
2249, 2251, 2252, 2270 Fixed the "out of disk space" error when erasing unused disk space Joel
2253 Fixed compatibility with Magellan Explorer on pre-Vista OSes Joel
2255 Fixed a few minor documentation errors on task list compatibility and on NTFS compressed/encrypted/sparse files Joel
2257 Fixed display of task schedule times to be accurate only to one minute Joel
2259 Removed the Gutmann Lite method Joel
2261 Fixed crash when right-clicking empty spaces in folders Joel
2263, 2265 Fixed the "Eraser cannot connect to the running instance for erasures" error when triggering Eraser from the context menu and when Eraser is not already running Joel
2264 API change: task.Executing is now false when the TaskFinished event handlers are called Joel


It is important to note that users downgrading from 6.1 should delete their Task Lists (%LOCALAPPDATA%\Eraser 6\Task List.ersx) before running Eraser 6.0.x as that will result in a crash of 6.0.x builds. If you are upgrading from an earlier 6.0.x build, and especially if you have defined custom erasure methods or Plausible Deniability files, if upon upgrading Eraser refuses to start after the upgrade you can try deleting the task list (the same file as mentioned earlier) and if that fails, the HKCU\Software\Eraser\Eraser 6 registry key. Deleting the latter will result in a reset of all Eraser settings to defaults.

Download Eraser 6.0.8 from SourceForge

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Eraser 6.0.10 released!

Posted by: Joel, 23rd May 2012, 10:30 am +800GMT

Eraser 6.0.10 has been released today. This is a bugfix release which continues to build on the stability Eraser 6 series. All users are recommended to upgrade to this version. Read the full announcement.