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Where Do Deleted Files Go?
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Posted 4/16/08 , edited 4/21/08
oh.. sorry..
i have no clue ^^
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Posted 4/16/08 , edited 4/21/08
They go to a farm, in the north, where they live happily ever after.
Posted 4/17/08 , edited 4/21/08
it goes somewhere else i guess..@___@;;
i don't know... ><
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Posted 4/17/08 , edited 4/21/08
They are actually not fully deleted seeing people can recover them for investigations and such.
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Posted 4/17/08 , edited 4/21/08

AHTL wrote:

^ someone where bound to post that anyway.

Note though: When you delete files on an computer with windows OS (operation system - XP, vista etc) the files ain't completely deleted as FZTime said.

However, if you have linux they get 100% deleted. No trace left of the deleted files.


Not true. You can recover files in Linux. It is just a bit more technically involved than doing it in Windows.
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Posted 4/17/08 , edited 4/21/08
They go to a special part of heaven called 13-15-18-7-ic-162299-g=3. Lovely place. Slightly reminiscent of Tron.
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I use a program called Windows Eraser to overwrite free space on the hard drive and for secure deletion of files. This ensures that nothing can be recovered.
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Posted 4/17/08 , edited 4/21/08
isn't it because they aren't deleted at all...it is basically marked as "free space"? so when something new comes across say you download a movie, that then overwrites the space where your original file was? hence you can retrieve files and nothing actually gets deleted, even computers have "finger prints"
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Computer Hell.
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It goes into britney spears vigina. forever lost in space.
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I think a good way to securely delete a file at least bit wise is to encrypt with a huge hash digest and possibly AES. The hash digest would be generated from seeming unpredictable variables (time, processes running at run time, threads running, time since last restart, mouse coordinates, last X keystrokes, etc). The file would be totally useless after encrypted this way, it wouldn't matter if it could be recovered since no one knows the digest let alone the passkey.
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Posted 4/17/08 , edited 4/21/08

ch0b1ts wrote:

I use a program called Windows Eraser to overwrite free space on the hard drive and for secure deletion of files. This ensures that nothing can be recovered.


What are you doing that requires you to take the extra step?







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i dont know why people post the same old shit other people have already said
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Posted 4/17/08 , edited 4/21/08

izickree wrote:


ch0b1ts wrote:

I use a program called Windows Eraser to overwrite free space on the hard drive and for secure deletion of files. This ensures that nothing can be recovered.


What are you doing that requires you to take the extra step?


Well you never know what is going to pop up on 4Chan so....

Step 1: Delete Cache

Step 2: Run Eraser
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Posted 4/17/08 , edited 4/21/08
It's still there, you have to understand how they are first put in there to know what happens to them after Don't be lazy and do a google search.
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