Are deleted files ever really gone?
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Similarly one may ask, is a deleted file really gone?
A common misconception when deleting files isthat they are completely removed from the hard drive. However,users should be aware that highly sensitive data can still beretrieved from a hard drive even after the files have beendeleted because the data is not reallygone.
Also, what happens when files are deleted? When a file is deleted, the operatingsystem deletes the pointers to the file and in the FAT orMFT the space occupied by the file is mark as available.When the computer removes the pointers to computer files,the data remains on the hard drive until the computer over-writesthe file with different data.
Beside above, can I restore permanently deleted files?
How to retrieve permanently deleted items: OpenRecycle Bin via the shortcut on the desktop or Explorer. Choosefiles/folders to restore – click Restorein the right-click menu. All deleted files will be restoredto their original location.
Where does the deleted files go?
When you first delete a file on acomputer, it is moved to the computer's Recycle Bin, Trash, orsomething similar depending on your operating system. Whensomething is sent to the Recycle Bin or Trash, the icon changes toindicate it contains files and if needed allows you torecover a deleted file.