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Cut Paste?


I wanted to know that when i cut paste a file in windows 7, is the file totally removed from where it has been cut, or windows just shows that it has been removed. Actually i wanted to know is the space in the drive really is emptied when i cut a file from it?


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Only if you cut and paste into another drive. If it's the same drive, only the location info (path) is updated, but the actual file does not move from the physical place on the HDD.

Also, if this question is about whether that file can be "recovered", then yes it can, even if you cut and paste into another HDD, the file is not wiped out from the source folder, it's just marked as deleted after the copying to another HDD is done.
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