recycle bin ?

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recycle bin ?

Post by lo&m » Sat Feb 16, 2008 12:26 pm

When you empty the recycle bin, where does the stuff go ?
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Post by Thunderbird » Sat Feb 16, 2008 5:04 pm

On a PC this is how I believe it works,

In theory the files are deleted from the Hard Drive. In practice the files are left where they are. The beginning of the filenames are changed so the index system can't find them and thinks the space is still free so it can write other files over the space.

That's why some programs can sometimes find "deleted" files.

If you have emptied the recycle bin then run defrag the number of files you could recover would probably decrease substantially.

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