Fresh Off The Block


Jul
29
2010

Think that file you “permanently deleted” from your computer is gone for good? Think again! Why “deleting” files is a huge misnomer.

When you have no use for a particular file any more and you either want to save hard drive space or stop prying eyes from seeing it, it is common behaviour to delete it from your computer. Like any good computer, Windows appears to make “deleting” a file very easy – just press Delete, or right-click and choose Delete, and it will put it in the Recycle Bin so you can decide whether or not you REALLY wanted it gone. Empty the Recycle Bin or press Delete again while it’s inside, and the file disappears from your computer.

You’ve probably thought that once you’ve deleted a file this way, it’s gone for good and you can forget about it, right? Wrong! Read the rest of this entry »