Erase is a term that describe the process of removing or deleting data. In most situations when data is deleted or erased from the hard drive it's just marked as deleted yet will remain on the hard drive until it's overwritten by something else. This is what allows someone to recover a deleted file from the computer.
- How do I delete a file or folder?
- How to help make sure all data is erased on hard drive.
- See the erase command for further information about the MS-DOS and Windows command line command.
Also see: Delete