Since I replaced old Eraser 5.8.8 by v6.x it happens very often that I can erase (big) files inside a folder but NOT the "wrapping" folder itself.
The task log shows always something like:
"The file D:\.......\wrapfolder is currently in use and cannot be removed."
This happens in approx 90%...
As you know Windows (at least Win7) already provides a built-in prgm/method to wipe free space on the hard disc.
If one would like to erase free space on partition C: the command is:
Is there any difference in result between HeidiErasers erase unused space function and WIN-built-in...
I manually started to erase a file on my hard disc (64bit Win7).
However the task did not completed. In the Schedule Pane the task has an entry "Completed with errors".
So what reasons? What can I do to execute the erase successfully?
The file is not locked.
Recently I migrated from 32bit WinXP to 64bit Win7. As far as I know from the past there is a 64bit version of Heidi Eraser.
Where can I download it? On page
there is only one (32bit ?) version.
Does the 32bit version run successfully on 64bit systems as...
I started Eraser v5.8.7 portable (!) and enabled the checkbox in
Preferences->General->Add menu to Explorer context menu
Unfortunately no context menu entries are visible in Windows Explorer.
Even after exit and restart Eraser
Are no context menus possible in portable version?
Occasionally I want to erase some large directory trees with a total size of approx 3-5 GB.
When I start Eraser this operation took up to 1-2 hours to complete.
During this time the CPU load is close to 90% and the computer is almost blocked and unusable.
I would like to have an option to tell...
As I found out Eraser (and WinExplorer) freezes for a couple of minutes for NTFS cleanup.
This occurs always when I erase a huge number of files in a directory tree (approx 30000) over WinExplorers context menu.
In certain intervals and at the end of the erasing process WinExplorer is not able...
When I boot my computer with WinXP then Eraser v5.8.7b4 is started automatically AND the main window appears automatically in full size instead of only in the SysTray.
How can I let it start minimized to SysTray?
Occasionally it happens that when I try to delete a couple of files though context menu in WinExplorer the Eraser window stops with the progress bar and freezes the WinExplorer.
If I kill it after a while in TaskManager and look at the files later then I can see that one of the files grew
I am on a computer as a "normal" user WITHOUT admin rights.
So e.g. I cannot create context menu entries for "Erase unused space".
I can however start Eraser by doubleclicking on it.
Unfortunately I found no menu or button in the main window which offers
"Erase unused space for...
I am missing an option which let me run Heidi Eraser with LOW priority.
Whenever I run Eraser for a large file (>500MB) or directory tree then it consumes a lot of CPU load.
This in turn affects other running programs.
Can I somehow lower the priority ?
Other programs offer an option...
As I had to notice there seems to be NO support for
cyrillic/russian/unicode chars in file/foldernames.
Or do I have to enable an option for this ?
Otherwise is it planned to include unicode support in the next release of Eraser ?