Secure Delete – Eraser – notes for Windows Users – to apply Admin rights
The EFF recommends Eraser for secure deletion of your files. Neither the “delete” key nor a reformat of your hard drive will remove the physical data – it needs to be overwritten. This is where Eraser comes in – it overwrites the data.
HOW TO GIVE ERASER ADMIN RIGHTS?
In Windows, users have reported permission errors when using Vista or Windows 7 – this is easily cured.
1. Install Eraser.
2. Start > all programs > Eraser
3. Right click on Erase > go to the LAST item called PROPERTIES
4. Compatabilty tab (third tab over)
5. At the bottom see “Privilege Level” > Tick the check box = Run this program as administrator > change setting for all users
There is a security tab… (fourth tab over)
Everyone = full control.
That should enable Eraser to run with admin privileges that it needs.