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Can the police recover images that I have erased even after

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Hi can the police recover images that I have erased even after I have emptied the recycle bin?
Submitted: 17 days ago.
Category: Electronics
Expert:  Virtual-mod replied 17 days ago.
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Expert:  Nic Bunting replied 17 days ago.
You can 'undelete' from the Recycle Bin using freely available programs like Recuva from Piriform.

https://www.ccleaner.com/recuva

Note that the Police have access to MUCH more advanced recovery software and hardware too.

For a secure erase you'll need something like this - https://wiebetech.com/products/wiebetech_drive_erazer_ultra/

Which is what I use to Government spec erase donated laptops for a charity project I run.
Expert:  Nic Bunting replied 12 days ago.
the answer is yes... images CAN be recovered after the Recycle Bin is emptied.