#1
Where does that go if thats deleted?
like, does it just go away, or
like stay there and watch you fap at night?
i don't trust it.
#2
You can never completely remove something from your computer. It's stored, but it can't be accessed by typical operations.


And it does watch you fap at night.
#3
Good question I thought to myself quietly on a friday night.
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#5
well what ive heard is that when you delete stuff its still there until the data is written over with something else... thats why they have those programs you can buy which bring back deleted things
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#8
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I heard spiders take it away.



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STOP STALKING ME!
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#9
Quote by R0CKER1220
My 7th grade science teacher told us that every picture you view online is saved to your hard drive. It's just unaccessible by normal means, but you can find it in safe mode or something.


Temporary Internet Files, buddy. After deleting those, though, you have to use other means to view them again.

You can't delete your Recycle Bin. Try it. You can delete shortcuts to it, though.
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#10
The only way to delete things permanently is by using a shredder. It writes over the memory space several times with garbage data.
#11
Ok, two statements I want to "clairify."

Every picture you view online is not saved to your hard drive. That would fill up a hard drive in a matter of minutes for most of the naked lady website frequenters. Any picture you view is in memory temporarily, until you close a page. After that, it may remain in cache, depending on browser configurations, but it will not remain on your computer's hard drive.

And you can totally remove something from your computer, it's just that, as usual, Windows half asses every delete it does. In lay man's terms, what Windows does is remove every bit of evidence the file existed, but leaves the file where it is at (sort of like deleting a shortcut, it's still there, you just don't know it). The file remains on the hard drive until it is overwritten. This is usually the case of simple deleting programs, simply because deleting the file itself is usually pointless, and makes recovering deleted files impossible.

Programs that totally delete files are available, I actually made one a while back because I needed to get rid of viruses for real, 'cause I'm too cheap to buy anti-virus, and dial-up was too slow to download free stuff.

Recycle bin cannot be deleted, give it a try, if I remember correctly (no 100% about this one), Recycle Bin is actually a part of Windows, not unlike GDI, WinSOCK, or DirectX, thus deleting it is ill-advised, as breaking Windows is fun, but makes a big mess in the end.

Thus, if you delete Recycle Bin, Windows will eat your soul when you go to sleep, which means you will definitely need Preparation H for.
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#14
I think it's a combination of deleting Control Panel, pressing Ctrl-Alt-Del, and having sperm divide by zero.
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#15
Its stored in some weird place where it doesn't take as much space on your drive. I hear on Leopard (next OSX version), there's supposed to be a way to easily access that data, but I think microsoft already has something like that with System Restore (although OSX might has SR as well, dunno)

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LEAVE ME ALONE!!!
ARRERRRR
I CANT POST ANYTHING AT NIGHT WITHOUT U SAYING STUFF ABOUT SPIDERS!!!!
ARRRGHGHHH
YES I TERRIFFIED OF ****ING SPIDERS
THEY ARE CREEPY AS HELL
STOP STALKING ME!
ARRRGHGGHGHG
*FETAL POSITION*


DA-DUN!!!1!!!!111
#16
Quote by MastaBassist10
Its stored in some weird place where it doesn't take as much space on your drive. I hear on Leopard (next OSX version), there's supposed to be a way to easily access that data, but I think microsoft already has something like that with System Restore (although OSX might has SR as well, dunno)



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#17
Quote by Haha, Crackhead
Temporary Internet Files, buddy. After deleting those, though, you have to use other means to view them again.

You can't delete your Recycle Bin. Try it. You can delete shortcuts to it, though.

I did delete the temp. internet files but that didn't stop numerous porn pics to come up when my parents hired a guy to clean all the crap off the computer. I didn't save 'em either.
#18
.... so how do you really delete something? and how do you really delete something that's already been deleted from the recycle bin? cuz I know I've got tons of stuff like that, and that would take up memory, right? thus slowing down my computer.

a related question about windows: what the hell causes a computer to get steadily slower and slower as it gets older for no apparent reason? cuz I delete stuff that's not needed and get rid of cookies/temporary files and all that stuff, and run the defragmentor every once in a while and my computer is a lot slower than the day it came out of the box.
#19
Quote by AngusX
Ok, two statements I want to "clairify."

Every picture you view online is not saved to your hard drive. That would fill up a hard drive in a matter of minutes for most of the naked lady website frequenters. Any picture you view is in memory temporarily, until you close a page. After that, it may remain in cache, depending on browser configurations, but it will not remain on your computer's hard drive.

And you can totally remove something from your computer, it's just that, as usual, Windows half asses every delete it does. In lay man's terms, what Windows does is remove every bit of evidence the file existed, but leaves the file where it is at (sort of like deleting a shortcut, it's still there, you just don't know it). The file remains on the hard drive until it is overwritten. This is usually the case of simple deleting programs, simply because deleting the file itself is usually pointless, and makes recovering deleted files impossible.

Programs that totally delete files are available, I actually made one a while back because I needed to get rid of viruses for real, 'cause I'm too cheap to buy anti-virus, and dial-up was too slow to download free stuff.

Recycle bin cannot be deleted, give it a try, if I remember correctly (no 100% about this one), Recycle Bin is actually a part of Windows, not unlike GDI, WinSOCK, or DirectX, thus deleting it is ill-advised, as breaking Windows is fun, but makes a big mess in the end.

Thus, if you delete Recycle Bin, Windows will eat your soul when you go to sleep, which means you will definitely need Preparation H for.
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#20
To truly delete something you must overwrite the data stored where that file is. Some programs will set each byte of the file equal to one value. Others write over that with pseudo-random garbage. Some deleting programs tout to overwrite a file 10x with a nuclear random generator supplied garbage file, which is overkill to the extreme. Once the data is overwritten, it is gone, there is no magic residue that has to be written over 17 times. In theory you could make a delete program that would completely remove the data, but make it retrievable, but that's really pointless.

The stuff that is already deleted will not continue to slow down your computer.

There are hundreds of reasons why Windows (not a computer) slows down over time. A large portion of that is due to the terrible structure of Windows. Windows architecture is like a combination of Legos, K-Nex, Erector, and 2x4's, with some swiss cheese thrown in, that's at best. Now, all computers, regardless of OS will slow down as the hard drive fills up, this is due to several factors. First of which is fragmentation of files, more jumping around must be done, which causes a program to load and run slowly. The second of which is that the files become more and more spaced out on the drive, resulting in a longer transition between programs. Technically speaking, some speed could be regained by changing where a file is placed relative to other files, but it's a simple fact, more files=less speed. That's why buying a fast hard drive is important.

Windows has terrible architecture. Sure, it does a good job of abstracting hardware, but it does so in a terrible way, so bad that it is almost pointless to abstract from hardware. Windows is written as a profit making machine, not as a quality product, Windows 2000/Me shipped with over 10,000 known errors. Sorry to say, Microsoft does not care about the end user, and does not pay it's programmers to truly help the end user, thus it's products aren't really aimed at satisfying the end consumer. They are directed with providing the "easiest alternative" and to continue market dominance.
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