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Old 02-25-2011, 08:56 AM   #1
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Default Recycle bin

I am curious as to whether there is a possibility for the files deleted from the recycle bin to be recovered. Does sending an unwanted file to the recycle bin and deleting it from the bin permanently removes the file or it's still in the memory database in the hard drive? Where exactly is the "final destination" for these deleted files.

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Old 02-25-2011, 10:02 AM   #2
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There are tools / software you can use to recover items. ('File Recover' and 'Recuva' off the top of my head)

When you first delete (for an example a folder) and it goes to the recycle bin, it is basically still in the same place, but the file is renamed, and the path (how you get to it) is hidden.

When you empty the recycle bin, you basically tell the computer, the space that the file or folder was used for, is no longer needed (and can be overwritten). Until it is overwritten, the file still exists and you can get it back (again software).

So you can recover it - depends wether or not the info has been overwritten. You could get some things back and not others etc.

Hope this helps

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Old 02-25-2011, 05:40 PM   #3
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download hirens boot cd or ultimate boot cd as these both have lots of programs you can use
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Old 02-25-2011, 09:18 PM   #4
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thank you.
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Old 02-26-2011, 01:19 AM   #5
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you should mention that if you will write to that partition from what you've deleted file/folder it could be unrecovered
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