Quick Guide to Deleting Files Forever

March 1, 2015

4:00 pm

Did you know that when you “delete” files from your computer, they can still remain on your hard disk? Many people don’t know that many of their files can be recovered once deleted. Information like financial statements or medical. Even sensitive data, you need to make sure that your computer overwrites both the links to the information and the information itself.

The specifics of what happens when you delete a file depend on your operating system and the type of hard drive you’re using. With Windows on a hard disk drive, when you delete a file you’re actually deleting a “pointer” to the file: a sort of bookmark that the system uses to find and retrieve your data.

If you want to protect sensitive data from falling into the wrong hands, here’s a guide on how to delete files permanently.
Your Guide to Deleting Files Forever

Source: http://www.studyweb.com/deleting-files-forever/


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Camila has been heavily active in South Florida’s tech startup community, where she is a co-host of a local radio show called pFunkcast. Camila previously worked at Greenpeace International and the Organization of the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in various communication roles. A proud Brazilian who spent most of he life in Peru, she is passionate about traveling and documentaries.

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