Files deleted and immediately recovered, but full of 00h in Recuva Posted April 18 I have to disagree Nukecad, shift/del is not, and has never been, a secure delete. The file's content is unchanged. It's true that small files can be, and probably are, held in their MFT record. In some cases, long file names etc, there is not enough room for even a small file and a separate cluster is used to hold the data. Why is the O/P seeing 00's? I guess he or she's using an SSD. In which case kiss goodbye to recovering any of that data.