how to get rid of files you deleted completey off your computer?
like if i deleted a file but its still on my computer
If you've deleted them then haven't you got rid of them or am I missing something?
When you delete a file it isn't really deleted. Rather, it is simply made unavailable. It still resides on your computer until another file ultimately overwrites it. I don't think there is a way to completely delete anything on your computer other than through the natural process of the files being overwritten when the space is needed.
Police departments and other law enforcement agencies use this little truth with the help of special software to find searches people have made or to locate child pornography in their criminal investigations.
Try downloading a program called "Eraser." Its free and is supposed to overwrite all deleted files. It's a bit slow though. If you keep financial records on your computer you should use it or a similar program.
As Springboard said... "When you delete a file it isn't really deleted. Rather, it is simply made unavailable. It still resides on your computer until another file ultimately overwrites it".
Yes, unless you take further steps. It CAN be deleted permanently and all traces removed with special software. Supposedly. There are several available. I don't know how effective they are, and they are VERY time consuming as multiple read-writes of every sector, including "unused" space is required. Look up stuff like "disk wipe", "military-grade disk security"...
Better not to download the kiddie porn, bomb-making recipes, etc., at all rather than do it and then try to erase all traces. Unless you do a REAL good job, your file can be reconstructed by a government agency.
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