Erased files really erased?


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Hi, I started off using Eraser and was placing files/dirs in the Recycle Bin and using the shell option > Eraser, but when I used Recuva to verify the deletion I was finding the random names still in D:\$Recycle.Bin. Does this mean Eraser was doing its job properly?
Yes. All Recuva could find was what Eraser had overwritten your files with. If your files were still recoverable in the original form, that would be a cause for concern.

There is no way a file can be un-written. It can only be overwritten, so, when Eraser has finished working, there is just random (= nonsense) data where the file used to be.