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TOPIC: What method does Windows use to overwrite "deleted file

What method does Windows use to overwrite "deleted file 6 years 3 months ago #35426

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I understand that Windows simply deletes the pointer to the file and marks it available to be deleted, but how does Windows/NTFS determine when and where?

Does the file system start from the first cluster and work it way through looking for contiguous space? Is it random?

Any thoughts?
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