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Old 04-16-2018, 08:06 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Deleted files go nowhere. The first space in the file is changed to a delete symbole and the space occupied by the file can now be overwritten and used for new files. The file can be recovered if it was not overwritten by removing the delete symbol.
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Old 04-16-2018, 08:24 PM
 
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Deleted files go nowhere. The first space in the file is changed to a delete symbole and the space occupied by the file can now be overwritten and used for new files. The file can be recovered if it was not overwritten by removing the delete symbol.
Thank you this is what I was asking.I just used Ccleaner will this accomplish what you are talking about.
This would be how law enforcement recovers files and why Hillary used chemical to destroy them?
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Old 04-17-2018, 09:03 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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I am,85,years ago on Bell split I was moved to AT&T information systems as a data tech,
EIGHTY FIVE? That must be a typo. 85 years ago you had a real job so you were at least 18. So you're at least.... 103?!?!


Oopsie. Sorry Peregrine, I hit the edit button instead of the quote button. Following was my comment on your post. Being a mod is so confuzzzing at times.

You never heard of child labor? (I remember the Bell split. I always thought one of them should have been named Southern Belle, and another the Division of Inner Bell (D. Inner Bell.)

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Old 04-17-2018, 11:04 AM
 
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Lol Peregrine.
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Old 04-17-2018, 07:16 PM
 
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EIGHTY FIVE? That must be a typo. 85 years ago you had a real job so you were at least 18. So you're at least.... 103?!?!

You never heard of child labor? (I remember the Bell split. I always thought one of them should have been named Southern Belle, and another the Division of Inner Bell (D. Inner Bell.)
Do you see the coma?
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Old 04-17-2018, 08:47 PM
 
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Peregrines sense of humor, like mine, can be a bit difficult to pick up on. I get a lot of blank looks when I crack jokes.
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Old 04-17-2018, 09:05 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Thank you this is what I was asking.I just used Ccleaner will this accomplish what you are talking about.
This would be how law enforcement recovers files and why Hillary used chemical to destroy them?
I do not know but I think it only marks the file.
I have heard of this program but never used it. Might do a google to get some comments. https://eraser.heidi.ie/ Be sure it only removes deleted files and not all your data.

You are looking for a program that overwrite the file being deleted with 0's and 1's. That makes it unrecoverable. This would be normal if you were giving away your computer etc.

You could also search for programs to get your computer ready to give a way, but be careful as you do not want to erase your operating system or files you want to keep.

DO NOT format your drive. This will remove all information on the drive.
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Old 04-17-2018, 09:12 PM
 
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Do you see the coma?
The coma?

Anyway even with your (too closely spaced) "comas" it still is confusing.
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Old 04-18-2018, 02:32 PM
 
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hard drives are like closets.
if you take a shirt off a hanger and drop on the floor; the shirt still exists.

before i donate a pc i do something like:
dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda && dd if=/dev/urandom of=/dev/sda
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Old 04-18-2018, 05:22 PM
 
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Thank you this is what I was asking.I just used Ccleaner will this accomplish what you are talking about.
This would be how law enforcement recovers files and why Hillary used chemical to destroy them?
Open the Ccleaner program. On the left side click on Options. At the top of the list click on Settings.

This is how I have mine set. I use 7 passes for secure deletion. You can increase the number of passes to more securely delete files. The more passes the longer it will take. This happens every time Ccleaner runs.

Note that Ccleaner does not recommend using this on an SSD drive. If you have one and check the box Ccleaner will tell you it's not recommended in a dialog box that opens.

You can check Wipe Alternate Data Streams and Wipe Cluster Tips if you want to.



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