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Enterprise2002

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#21 12 years ago
Vinegarmoon;3539719Wait, your saying there is no way to completly erase it. what if i delet my account on the computer because I'm getting a new one so I won't need mine any more! will it be gone when I delet my account!

I think what they're refering to in terms of the deletion is that when you delete anything from a computer it doesn't actually remove the file. It just removes the reference telling programs where the file is.

It is possible to run programs that go over the hard drive looking for files that do not have any reference to them, these can then be restored. You can't really be certain the file is gone, unless you go to some extreme lengths.




Retherferd

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#22 12 years ago

Enterprise2002;3540052I think what they're refering to in terms of the deletion is that when you delete anything from a computer it doesn't actually remove the file. It just removes the reference telling programs where the file is.

It is possible to run programs that go over the hard drive looking for files that do not have any reference to them, these can then be restored. You can't really be certain the file is gone, unless you go to some extreme lengths.

Well dose deleting a user account on the computer erase everything i did on that computer!




Chris

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#23 12 years ago
Mr.N00B;3538201when you delete something. It never is properly deleted. You just delete the reference for it

Incorrect. There are programs that can remove the reference and the binary itself.




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#24 12 years ago

Chris your back!




Mr.N00B

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#25 12 years ago
Chris Down;3540186Incorrect. There are programs that can remove the reference and the binary itself.

Yes..but there are also programs that can get it back.... But like i was saying Deleting it normally without using any programs will just delete the reference. Next time, read my post properly... :uhm:




sendot

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#26 12 years ago
Vinegarmoon;3540135Well dose deleting a user account on the computer erase everything i did on that computer!

No.

And as for this problem with your dad, unless he took college/university coarses in computer analysis and knows his computers inside out, I highly doubt he could do this to you to the extent that he can figure out every single site that you've gone to. And even if he does know, and takes the time to do it, if he finds anything that he doesn't like, tell him it must've been a random popup. It's very possible, and he would have no way of proving you wrong. Not to mention, your dad must be hella paranoid..