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Go here and download restoration:http://www.snapfiles.com/get/restoration.html If you haven't written over them, they are still there. Good luck.

If it isn't broke, tweak it.

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CCleaner deletes files but doe not erase/wipe/shred/overwrite them.


See http://forum.CCleaner.com/index.php?showtopic=2575


Ahh, thanks Glenn. I didn't realise this programme could do what it did without actually deleting stuff. If it's making extra space.... where does it go? :blink: No, don't answer that, it will only confuse me.


I don't really understand what the point is of cleaning like it does but not deleting it..? Other than to recover which may happen occasionally but most of us don't clean stuff we want to keep, what benefit is there of it not being deleted??

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Ok, the way a computer works is that when you delete something off your hard drive it tells the computer that that space is free. It dosent actually remove any information. It just tells the computer that the space is free so that it can later overwrite on that part of the hard drive. This goes for anything you remove including things you remove from the recycle bin. You can get programs that overwrite the files but that takes a long time and is pretty useless.


So while CCleaner is actually freeing up space its not deleting anything. So if your doing something bad on your pc the FBI can recover everything even though you deleted it(it dosent matter how you deleted it).

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