Digital forensics: How to recover deleted files | Advanced Mobile Spy Software
Where I personally have a problem remembering names and birthdays, computers have a hard time "forgetting" things. Even when we tell them to do so. If you ever unintentionally deleted a file, you may have been able to retrieve it from the Recycle Bin. Or, if it was past that stage and the file was really important, you may have used System Restore. You may even have looked for recovery software. But what's actually happening when you delete and recover those files? And are they ever truly gone? We examine the steps a forensic analyst would use to both recover deleted files and permanently delete those they want gone forever. Deleting a file in Windows When you send a file to the Recycle Bin, nothing happens to the file itself. The only change is in a pointer record that showed the location of the file before you deleted it. This pointer now shows the file is in the Recycle Bin. Taking the removal one step further, which can be achieved by emptying the Recycle Bin or using Shift +