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This package was approved by moderator ferventcoder on 2/9/2016.


  • Erases residue from deleted files
  • Erases MFT and MFT-resident files (for NTFS volumes) and Directory Indices (for FAT)
  • Powerful and flexible scheduler

To install Eraser, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install eraser --version

To upgrade Eraser, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade eraser --version


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
    $setupDir    = "$Env:TEMP\eraser_setup"
    $packageName = 'eraser'
    $url         = ''
    $setupPath  = $setupDir + ".exe"
    Get-ChocolateyWebFile $packageName $setupPath $url $url
    if (!(gcm 7z -ea 0)) {
        gp HKCU:\Software\7-Zip Path | select -Expand Path | set path
        if (!(Test-Path "$path\7z.exe")) { throw "Can not find 7z.exe" }
        sal 7z "$path\7z.exe"
    cd $Env:TEMP
    7z x -aoa $setupPath -o*
    $url32 = gi "$setupDir\*86*" | Select -Expand FullName
    $url64 = gi "$setupDir\*64*" | Select -Expand FullName
    if (((Test-Path $url32,$url64) -eq $false).Count) { throw "Unpacking failed" }
    $packageArgs = @{
      packageName            = $packageName
      fileType               = 'msi'
      url                    = $url32
      url64bit               = $url64
      silentArgs             = '/quiet'
      validExitCodes         = @(0)
      registryUninstallerKey = "Eraser"
    Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
    rm -force -r $setupDir -ea 0
    rm $setupPath -ea 0

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Dennis van Lith
  • Joel Low
  • Garrett Trant




Release Notes


Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Eraser 869 Saturday, August 19, 2017 approved
Eraser 839 Saturday, March 25, 2017 approved
Eraser 802 Monday, February 8, 2016 approved

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