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Transfering pics from iPad to PC

By learninmypc
Feb 2, 2015
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  1. Not having a problem doing so, just would like an explanation for this
    LOCAL DISK.JPG
    pictures transfered/saved were below those.
     
  2. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 6,590   +335

    Nobody knows why I'm getting those images?
     
  3. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 6,590   +335

    Is there a possible chance those icons could be from pictures I've deleted?
    I've heard it said in here that even if something is deleted, it's still there till it's written over, could that be the situation here? I have deleted several pictures.
     
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,315   +618

    IMO, never. The file system is divided into two lists of sectors
    1. free list
    2. allocated list
    When a file is 'deleted', the sectors it occupies are just moved to the free-list and the file name is deleted. All normal (ie, non-forensic) software only accesses the allocated-list and thus never sees anything regarding those file again.

    This also points to the basics of forensic file recovery and the caveat that the data may not be intact if-when it is recovered.
     
  5. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 6,590   +335

    Ok, first of all, this "I've heard it said in here that even if something is deleted, it's still there till it's written over, " was in relation to Windows computers, not iPad as I'm talking about here.
    Other than that, I wish I could understand your reply better. As long as nothing is wrong, thats ok with me. :)
     
  6. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,315   +618

    ANY machine which has files stored on it has some form of "filesystem". The concepts state above will be implemented differently for each "filesystem" but the concepts are universal - - even on the iPad, iPod, iPhone - - - you name it.
     
  7. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 6,590   +335

    Ok, thank you. :)
     

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