when you delete a file from your hard drive, even after you empty the recycle bin or whatever you do, it is still on the physical surface of the drive. There are many programs out there that can recover these seemingly gone files, at least partially. Theres no way to ABSOLUTELY make sure everything is gone, but not many people kno how to recover the deleted stuff, so your okay :)
The programs that permanently delete it don't always delete it, but they rewrite the file over a bunch of times with different encryptions so if it was recovered you would never know what it is. The actual file is not gone from the computer, in time it can be, but when you delete it you simply delete it's reference out of the Master File Table of your computer.
no matter what though your parents could bring your computer to a specialist and they could easily find the porn because it will always be on your hard drive. So your fucked man, you might as well realize that now that its time for drastic measures. Destroy your computer.
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xp? stilla s easy man, ms stores every single webpage, file, program, every password, every account, every thing you've searched for, man absolutely everything on your computer is saved to these date files that you will never see, why because explorer doesn't let you see them (and no show hidden files won't do it) there is a way to see them, but it is tricky
Yeah, everything is logged and put into files that cant be accessed. I think the government makes them do it, so if you ever were like a crime suspect they could always look at your computer. You can delete them through DOS but it takes a really long time
ok stopped reading comments a while ago. when you delete something (in windows) in goes to the recycle bin where it can be recovered simply in windows. when the recycle bin is emptied all that happens is the bit at the beginning of the file is changed so the hardware knows it can now write to that area. a simple way to make sure it can never be recovered without a hell of a lot of hassle is to defragment your drive after you delete files. defragmenting is also a key part of maintenance on your computer.
No defragging reorders your harddrive. When you save files on your computer the entire file isn't necessarily saved next to each other. Say you had 3 files on your computer, all of different lengths, and next to each other. You delete the file in the middle. You put another file on your computer that was larger than all three. The start of the file may go where the old file used to be, but the tail end will be somewhere else on the computer. This requires the operating system to make two pointer entries in the Master File Table. So it takes longer for the computer to access that file. Defragging inspects the your harddrive and the pointers in the Master File Table and reorders the location of files so that files won't be separated if they don't have to be. The computer moves the files my copying them into your RAM, clearing the necessary space, and placing them in the new location.
Your probably looking for a program like eraser , it overwrites the file several times and then erases the overwrites making it hard if not impossible to recover the file. Its free and you can get it at http://www.heidi.ie/eraser/
hahahahahaahhahahahahahhahahahahha why dont you jsut set up a complex system of folders and keep clickin through and then hide it?
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Depends on how fast your computer is, what kind of file system you're using, and how much RAM you have. I have a 30 gig HD, 512 MB RAM, and a 1.6 Intel P3 that runs at 1.2 ghz on Windows XP w/ NTFS filesystem. It takes my computer about 2, 2 and a half hours. When I've had Fat32 HD's they've taken longer. Just run it before you go to sleep, you can't be doing anything else while you're defragging.
This goes with my Porn video theory/method.
download, beat, delete.
On my mac, i just delete all cookies, and places gone, and for videos, i delete all temp files and the main file, and then rescue items, and if it comes up again then i just delete again and hopefully it goes away idunno.
if you want a little bit of security there are 2 quick things you can do.
Unless you had a specialist examine your whole computer:
Throw that shit in a folder somewhere on your hard drive. rename all the files to whatever you want, change all the extensions to say something like .txt .
It would be tidieous to sit there and try to change each extension, you can run a rename command on all of them at once (you can use Dos prompt for this)
2. Hidden Folders. Hide the folder. you can use Window's built in hidden feature (if someone went to options and then went show hidden files they would appear)
you could put the files all in one zip file. Think about it.
Or there are programs out there like Magic Folders which completely hide a folder. Worth looking in to.