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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.

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 -

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.