Tutorial 9 – Deleting Files and Using the Recycle Bin
In this Windows tutorial, Marc Liron shows us how to delete files in Windows XP using the recycle bin, as well as teaching us how Windows handles deleted files.
To start the video presentation, please click on the picture below.
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Additional Hints for Beginners
Some Deleted Files are NOT Sent to the Recycle Bin! – As Marc mentions in the video, some files and folders are not sent to the Recycle bin, but are instead deleted immediately. These files include files that are too large to fit in the recycle bin and any files you delete on a network drive (if you computer is not on a home or corporate network, you do not need to worry about this).
Be Careful With Your Confidential Data – Again, as mentioned in the video, files deleted in Windows can usually be easily recovered by using appropriate software. If you are planning to sell your computer you should take extra care to securely wipe your hard drive. For more information on protecting confidential data on your PC, see our guide to PC Privacy.