It seems as these newer version just don't work properly. The old 5x versions worked every-time unless a file was locked. 6x versions cannot even erase a .txt file without generating errors. And it replaced the erased file with a file that is gibberish. I do not want this gibberish file. I hope this is not what you're calling plausible deniability as I will have a bunch of these non-sense files on my computer. I would go back to 5.8 or whatever it was if I could find a legitimate copy. I've downloaded shredder and will give it a try. Tired of fooling around with this new 6x stuff.