Un-delete securly deleted file

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by Tech198, Jun 30, 2013.

  1. Tech198 macrumors G4

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    Hi all..

    Is it possible to recover securely deleted files ?
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    I would tend to doubt it, as that would defeat the very purpose of securely deleting a file.
     
  3. sammich macrumors 601

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    With software? Not really. You'll have to go to professionals who'll charge you an arm and a leg to get it back.

    Because when you 'securely delete' a file, it actually physically writes over the portion of the drive that your file was stored on with random data, making it all but impossible to recover unless you had powerful equipment which basically looks at the shadow of what was there previously.
     
  4. Mr. Retrofire macrumors 601

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    If you work for the NSA, yes.
     

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