External USB HDD Win formated


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I am a little bit puzzled by my first use of eraser 6.0.8... Under Win XP SP3 I have a 6ghz HDD connected by USB seen as E. This HDD was formated by Win XP but a recovery software sees a lot of files. If I start Eraser after basic default settings the task is executed in seconds either with right clic on E erase or by executing a manual task pointing towards E:. Of course, the result is null and all the files hidden by the win formating are still there. Thanks for your help.


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You're probably looking for an unused space erase, not a folder erase. That should take at least 5 minutes with a 6GB drive.