my mom was thinking about upgrading my modem to windows 10 since my computer's old model. but since i'm an anime fan and do love some hentai draws...she mentioned she's going to buy a flash drive soon. i wonder do flash drive tend to see all of your past files? i don't want her to see some of my anime pics and she gets mad. i heard about recuva where you can see most of your past downloads and such. but what i'd like to know is, can flash drive actaully see your past files?
about flash drives...
I'm trying to understand what you are talking about, but it doesn't make sense.
A flash drive is just a storage medium. What do you mean can the flash drive see your past files? A flash drive is not a program so how would it "see" your past history?
oh. huh? so that means it doesn't see your past history?
It is the operating system that records things like your history of recently-used files. Windows versions have all done this from quite an early stage, though from Windows 7 it has been less obvious than it was in, say, XP. But I'm not sure this is what you are thinking of.
Whenever you delete a file, the operating system doesn't usually actually delete it, it just marks that space as available for storing future data. Whether it's a conventional magnetic disk drive or a USB flash drive, the information stays there until it happens to get overwritten by a later file. That is why file recovery software like Recuva can retrieve 'deleted' files, if they don't happen to have been overwritten. There is software that can deliberately overwrite files to make sure they can't be recovered, but because magnetic disk drives and flash drives store data very differently, software written for magnetic media may not do the job on flash drives.
However, this isn't an issue on "solid-state drives", SSDs, which are flash drives used like hard disks in a computer, because operating systems from Windows 7 onwards will automatically completely erase deleted files on these drives (this makes it quicker to write to this space later). In consequence, Recuva and software like it will not be able to restore deleted files on these drives.