Where does it go?
Posted 28 June 2006 - 08:11 AM
Posted 28 June 2006 - 08:45 AM
Posted 28 June 2006 - 08:47 AM
Edited by Burton_686, 28 June 2006 - 08:49 AM.
Posted 28 June 2006 - 08:56 AM
Posted 28 June 2006 - 09:05 AM
All items go into the preverbial bit bucket. AKA Cyberspace. They evaporate, disappear, vanish.
You would think so until the FBI decides to search your hard disk. I'm sure they could find a few thing that you thought were gone
Posted 28 June 2006 - 10:26 AM
Posted 28 June 2006 - 10:51 AM
More in depth info you can read:
Hi. I was wondering after you clear you recycle bin where does it all go?
1) Erase Internet Tracks
2) Microsoft's Protect Your PC
In time the data will be unrecoverable normaly once it has been overwritten by other files. That's why, if you want to recover files after a delete, time is of the essence as the possibility is there to have it corrupted by an overwrite. This is probably truer on drives with less space available than larger drives.
Posted 28 June 2006 - 12:20 PM
Yes, files, even after they've been deleted can be recovered. Like someone said, it all depends on time and the size of the drive.
In a FAT world, the first letter of the filename is replaced with a ? which tells the file system "hey, this file has been marked as deleted. This space can be reused."
There used to be, and probably still are programs floating out there that will let you hex edit the file and replace the ? with an actual letter to make the file usable again.
In an NTFS world things are a little different. There's a whole new file format and security here. I'll let someone else explain it.
Posted 28 June 2006 - 01:14 PM
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