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    Oct 31, 2007
    File Deletion
    I've seen a lot of threads posted asking how to recover deleted files. Most responses are simply: "cannot be done". I'm not actually trying to recover any lost files, I'm simply wondering how OS X handles the file deletion process which makes it very difficult. A description or link would be great. Thanks.

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    Mar 30, 2004
    12" Apple PowerBook G4 (1.5GHz)
    If you've just done a normal "Empty Trash," then you might be able to recover the file using a program like Tech Tool.

    If you've done a "Secure Empty Trash," then the file has been overwritten several times with nonsense data. Read the Help file for more information.

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