Addertjes Onder Het Gras / hiaten

This web page shows some downsides I found in software packages. Each of them, on their own, can cause major troubles to newbies trying to use the software. For more experienced people they spoil the fun using the software and often cause headaches. Some issues may exist by incident, some may be caused by policy of the software author. As soon as an issue is gone to my knowledge, it will be striked out from this website. Known workarounds will be listed too, as long as they are required.
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???Eraserstorage Sometimes leaves strange leftover folder/files (if computer crashes?)

Sometimes leaves strange leftover folder/files (if computer crashes?)

Can't drag and drop from non-admin-applications

This is caused by Eraser being installed as admin-user-shortcut by default. A workaround is to fully quit Eraser.exe (including the system-tray icon!) and restart it as a normal user:
  • uncheck "Start as Administrator" within the shortcut properties,
  • or launch Eraser.exe directly from disk.
Failing to Exit Eraser through the system-tray icon causes the change to be ignored until system reboot.


Eraser is a great tool for securely wiping files from disk. Drag and drop not always working reliably can be a major nuisance though.