Does C: = entire hard drive?


New Member
Hi, I just downloaded Eraser and I have a question. Since I have never used a program such as this and I have gotten rid of many important files over the past few months I want to make sure I get my entire hard drive. I have also defragmented many time and things could be moved anywhere. If I simply right click on my C drive in windows explorer (I have no partitions or anything like that) and choose "erase unused space" will that do my entire hard drive? I ask this because many of the files I have deleted were in my "my documents" folder which is listed in "my computer" but not my C drive (btw, I also have only one HDD and it is my C drive) in windows explorer. So will simply right clicking and choosing "erase unused space" go through and clean out ALL of the unused space?


New Member
Yes, your "My Documents" folder is on your C: drive despite the tricks that Explorer uses to make you think otherwise.

It's sort of a "symbolic link" or "shortcut" to the VerySpecial location that is really somewhere like: "C:\Documents and Settings\<your>\My documents".

No worry here.