When you a delete a file, it isn’t really erased, or is it?

When a file is deleted, most Operating and/or File Systems, on a mobile device or computer, mark the location of that data as “deleted” and also as “available” for new data to be stored in that location on the storage device (disk). Watch this fun video.

In most cases, the file data is still there and is not overwritten. And perhaps when the “new” file data is stored in that space, it may not occupy the full space and the previous file’s data may still exist in fragments.

Sometimes advanced methods are used to directly access the data on memory chips removed from devices such as mobile phones, Internet of Things (IoT) devices, GPS Navigation Devices, Car Infotainment Devices, and/or USB flash drives.

These forensic tools can be used to recover data from devices that have been physically damaged, password protected, and/or deleted. Learn more.

Digital and Mobile Device Forensics tools provide a way for skilled examiners and investigators find, locate, and recover this data, or partial data. H-11 can help recovery the text messages, or files, or emails, or photos, or lost artifacts from your device.