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Info From Old Hard Drive

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#1 deacon


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Posted 21 December 2005 - 09:43 AM

Hello Im a E novelist and need some information. This is just general it doesn't have to be specific. Can recent chat room conversations be recovered from a hard drive. In other words do chat room conversations wind up on the hard drive somewhere tucked away for later discovery by a computer expert. Thanks

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Posted 21 December 2005 - 10:11 AM

The can be in the temp files or logged to the drive if the option was turned on.
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Posted 21 December 2005 - 10:32 AM

Added to what Acklan said...

This process will clean out your Temp files and your Temporary Internet Files.
Please do both steps:

Step 1:Deleting Temp Files:
To clean out your temp files, click on Start and then run, and type %temp% and press the ok button.

This should open up the temp directory that your machine uses. Please delete all files that are found there.
If you get an error when deleting a file, skip that file and delete all the others.
If you had trouble deleting a file, reboot into Safe Mode and follow this step again.
You should now be able to delete all the files.

Step 2: Delete Temporary Internet Files
Open up Internet Explorer, and click on the Tools menu and then Internet Options.
At the General tab, which should be the first tab you are currently on, click on the Delete Files
button and put a checkmark in Delete offline content. Then press the OK button.
This may take quite a while, so do not be alarmed with how long it takes. When it is done,
your Temporary Internet Files will now be deleted.

Hope that helps...


One other thing, and not to make you paranoid... If you have a fear that a computer expert is sneaking around, he has other "tools" at their disposal as well. There are keyloggers that record your key strokes and screen capture tools too. Do you share this computer with others, or is it yours alone? If it is yours, set a power on password and password protect your account. Those locks only keep honest people honest, but are good practices if in doubt.

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