Computer Question

hacchantal

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Computer Question

So, I was wondering; when you empty your recycling bin, where do those files go? Do they actually get thrown right off your computer? I heard from someone that they are still on the comp, but it's in the depths of it - lol. So, if anyone knows, I would like to look back on the things I've deleted (Especially pictures)

Thanks for the help :smiley:

-Crh
 
The file system just marks the parts of the HD where the files were as empty. They aren't fully gone until they get overwritten with new data.
 

mhl12

Diabloii.Net Member
they are actually still on your computer and there are programs that can restore them but not everything you delete are guaranteed to be able to be restored. Eventually they will be truly deleted when you replace them with other files that you save onto your computer.
 

Dondrei

Diabloii.Net Member
I remember I used to use Undelete with DOS, I don't think it works under Windows though. And like KOW and mhl12 said, once parts of the file get overwritten you can't restore it (well you can, but it'll probably be non-functional).
 
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