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Deleting computer records may not erase your legal troubles. Just because you delete a file doesn’t mean others cannot retrieve that information in litigation. You can save something onto a disk or a hard drive and press the “delete” key, but that data might still remain intact and can be used against you in a court proceeding. Here’s why: Deleting a file does not affect the clusters, or the areas of the disk where the data resides. A better way to delete something is to overwrite the cluster, but even then the file can possibly be restored with a data-recovery tool.