Would computer History be shown when recovering hard disk data?

By Camalot1
Jul 13, 2010
  1. My hard drive has busted so im taking it in for repairs. The people there say before it is to be fixed they will recover the data for me. Basically i am woundering is there any stage where they will look at my computer deleted/non deleted history. Obviosly i have nothing illegal i just would not prefer my personal life to be desplayed in front of everyone else.

    Also would they see softwear such a microsoft word and excel, for a save all my passwords on these documents that im sure could be easily accessed.

  2. JMMD

    JMMD TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 854

    If they are able to access the data on the hard drive then, yes, they can see any data on the hard drive. That includes any documents, deleted files, etc. Data that is deleted is not gone forever, it's just hidden. If something overwrites that area of the disk, the old data should be gone but advanced forensics may be able to recover parts or all of the data.
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