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Where Do Deleted Files Go?
Posted 4/13/08 , edited 4/15/08
Yeah , I have . I just assume they`re gone forever .
I delete stuff I don`t need anymore so ... I don`t really wonder about this much .
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Posted 4/13/08 , edited 4/15/08
shibole basically answered the question. This hardly warrants extended discussion.


shibole wrote:
This is actually a complex subject that depends on the media type, but generally speaking the data of a deleted file is still on the disk until the space taken by the deleted file is reused by the operating system. Even when reused or intentionally overwritten, advanced forensic techniques involving electron microscopy can restore the data.


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Posted 4/13/08 , edited 4/15/08
outerspace...
Posted 4/13/08 , edited 4/15/08
For a detailed discussion of this whole issue, about as technical as you can possibly get, see the following book: http://books.google.com/books?id=wiHnAAAACAAJ&dq=filesystem+forensics



It's much more authoritative than random 16 year-old people on the Internet.
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Posted 4/13/08 , edited 4/15/08
uhhmmm it just becomes nothing xD

Posted 4/14/08 , edited 4/15/08
It went to the place where trash gathers ..
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Posted 4/14/08 , edited 4/15/08

shibole wrote:

For a detailed discussion of this whole issue, about as technical as you can possibly get, see the following book: http://books.google.com/books?id=wiHnAAAACAAJ&dq=filesystem+forensics



It's much more authoritative than random 16 year-old people on the Internet.

OOOO Reading, hey parents want to find all of your kids deleted porn there you go.

But this is indeed probably a little bit better than my one semester of operating systems that I took back in school... and slept through part of.... it is a wonder I got a B in that class.
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Posted 4/16/08
This is an interesting topic, but like what Eros said, this doesn't really deserve to be in the ED section.

Shibole explained the system quite well, and even clarified some misconceptions. I hope that people remember that this isn't so much of a virtual thing, as it is also a little bit of physics. The nature of data storage on HDs is a little fragmented, and the style of data storage and data deletion can be a little fuddling at times. So to prevent any more confusion, I'll cease my input at this. Continue, if you feel like contributing more to the discussion.
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Posted 4/16/08
recycle bin?
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Posted 4/16/08
i think it deletes it from its hard drive or memory...or something like that
Posted 4/16/08
To hell...
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Posted 4/16/08
lol i honestly have never thought about it.. very interesting .
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Posted 4/16/08 , edited 4/21/08
I always wanted to know, I never thought about it much, I think what we delete isn't completely deleted otherwise how is it possible to find deleted files in a computer.
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Posted 4/16/08 , edited 4/21/08
Into the abyss.
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Posted 4/16/08 , edited 4/21/08
To the deleted files heaven. Kidding. It ceases to exist, I guess.
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