Delete File from Hard Drive

A hard drive stores computer files on a series of magnetic disks called platters. When you delete a file from the hard drive in Windows, the file is sent to the Recycle Bin. Most users are unaware that even after you delete a file from the hard drive and empty the Recycle Bin, the file can still be recovered.

Data Is Still Recoverable

Because Windows only deletes file records from the hard drive, not the actual contents of a file, the free space on your hard drive is filled with thousands of recoverable files. On the large hard drives available today, it could take years before file deleted from the hard drive is actually overwritten and rendered unrecoverable. Additionally, deleted files can even be recovered after formatting the hard drive. A recent study of 129 old hard drives (many of them formatted) revealed more than 5,000 credit card numbers, medical correspondences, love letters, pornography, and banking information.

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