Where Do Deleted Files Go?

Where Do Deleted Files Go?

You probably delete dozens of various files from your PC every day. But have you ever wondered what happens to a file after its deletion? How does “deletion” work in the first place? Does a file just disappear from the system without a trace after deletion? Does it become an empty space? What happens to the often confidential information contained in the file? And basically, where do deleted files go?

We are sharing a great video below this post that answers all those questions in a fun and easy-to-follow, yet scientific way. Michael from VSauce walks you through the phases of file deletion and concludes that there is no such thing as “deletion”, only overwriting!

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