Deleted Before Use of Eraser


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I am transferring my PC with XP SP3 to a new owner and wish to delete my data files before delivering it. Unfortunately. I deleted many data files before discovering Eraser. I then downloaded and ran the stable I selected 7 passes and a single pseudorandom pass as default and then selected some additional smaller files to erase with this method. Very few runs took more than a couple of seconds. I suspect my pre-Eraser deleted files were not subject to the pseudorandom pass. Is there a way to wipe the space formerly occupied by say "My Documents" or the Outlook pst file even though it was merely "deleted" and not Erased?
You're looking for a Unused Space Erase. Drop by the FAQ (the first post there is a good start) if you want other tips and tricks when using Eraser.