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Will my deepest secrets be revealled?


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#1 juicerelus

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 02:08 PM

Hi People, I need some help :thumbsup:

When I copy and paste files from my laptop to my external hard drive, will any details of the files I have deleted from my computer in the past, or any details of my internet browsing history be transferred at same time?

The files I want to copy to the external hard drive are things like picture/music/movie/word files.

But I'm a bit scared (perhaps paranoid) that the things I have deleted (which I know are still lurking on my computer without me seeing them), or traces of the various sites I have visited, will be moved across in secret without my knowledge and be on the external hard drive. Detectable by clever people with big brains. Is this at all possible?

Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaassssssssssssssee help.

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#2 Eric RBA

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 04:27 PM

I'm wondering if running CCleaner on your computer prior to sending data over to the external drive would solve your paranoia. I'm not sure that you'd believe us even if someone tells you without a shadow of a doubt that you're in the clear. I'd do it anyway, run CCleaner. Just make sure to check the settings of what you're deleting so as not to remove any of the files and info you need to keep.

http://www.ccleaner.com/download/downloading
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Posted 03 February 2009 - 07:16 PM

When you Copy/Paste to the external drive, the only thing that will be transfered, is what you Copy/Paste.
Nothing else, will "sneak" over. :thumbsup:
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