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Windows 7: if i delete something will it still take up space on my pc if its in..

11 Aug 2012   #11
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Actually simply deleting something on a PC does not really remove it, it just marks the space to be over-written as needed, all the code is still there, the only real way to remove/over-write data is to use one of the options in this guide at the link below.

Secure Erase / Wipe : Definition and Methods

Additional Secure Erase / Wipe Information

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11 Aug 2012   #12
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

That is why I stipulated for practical purpose its gone. It is still there in the $Recycle Bin to be wrote over if I remember correctly. You can empty the $Recycle Bin or Clean the free space and get rid of it. I do that after cleaning out a virus. It would take forever on todays very large drives.
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11 Aug 2012   #13


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kelapa View Post
why? to make sure no space is taken on no need files...
And what happens when you make a mistake deleting a file you did not intend to delete by not using the bin?
Practice a lot to be sharp deleter, no mistakes should be made on deleting.

i always check the file i want to delete twice before shift delete
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