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- Deleting "Lost Files".
- Peter Jason
December 29, 2013, 11:13 pm
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The file-wiping software "East-Tec Eraser" and "BC
Wipe" is supposed to wipe all traces of deleted
files, including images.
I test this operation by afterwards trying to
recover these wiped files using
and this can recover most of the "wiped" *.jpeg"
images! In doing so, this software places these
recovered images in a folder called C:\Lost Files
which it defines as...
Definition of a "Lost File"
"Lost Files" are files for which the Microsoft
Windows file reference information that was once
used to find the location of the file on the hard
disk has been destroyed. However, the data that
made up the contents of the file can still located
on the hard disk.
Recover My Files performs a disk scan to identify
"Lost Files" by their internal file structure,
(i.e. their header, content and footer). Whilst
the data can be recovered, the Microsoft Windows
file name cannot. Recover My Files gives a Lost
File the name "Recovered_[filetype]_1" and will
increment the number according to how many lost
files are found for that file type.
My question is: How do I find and permanently
delete these "Lost Files"?