how do you delete from your hard drive

  mammak 15:58 09 Jun 2003

I just wondered as i have heard so many people say about it,i do know that alough you delete even from the bin, it is still lying in your hard drive.

  mammak 16:07 09 Jun 2003

so there is no real need to bother with it, unless it,s a nastie or somthing, and thanks for your quick response

  mammak 16:25 09 Jun 2003

-pops- thanks for your response, i had a read of click here, it,s amazing is it not that things on your drive can never really go, dont think i will bother with steel wool though, thanks again.

  Diemmess 16:47 09 Jun 2003

Back even in pre-windows days, there were simple un-delete programs.

As has been said "deleting" merely removes one character from the "index", and so the operating system loses the reference to this file............. The oldest undelete programs listed the files it found with missing first characters, and left it to you to type the missing letter/number.

This would only work for very recent deletions, because any newly saved files often were recorded on this "space" on this disk, regardless of where the operator might think they would be.

There is no reason to believe that this has changed except files, disks and O/Ss are all much much bigger than they were.

  mammak 21:26 09 Jun 2003

Thanks to you all folk,s "1514" donloaded notrax but cant seem too workout how to work it

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