MoveFile() function question

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    MoveFile() function question

    Ok so when you ues the MoveFile() function does it copy the file and then delete the file?

    And would it leave a trace of the file on the computer (like when you delete a file it gets a flag by it saying it is deleted but doesn't get deleted right away).


    Thank you!

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    There appear to be many different API's in which a MoveFile() function is implemented. Care to be more specific?

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    And would it leave a trace of the file on the computer (like when you delete a file it gets a flag by it saying it is deleted but doesn't get deleted right away).
    And you care why?
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    >> Ok so when you ues the MoveFile() function does it copy the file and then delete the file? <<

    If the new file name is on the same partition, the file name will be updated in the index table and the file contents will not be touched. If the new file name is on a different partition, then it will copy and delete.

    >> And would it leave a trace of the file on the computer (like when you delete a file it gets a flag by it saying it is deleted but doesn't get deleted right away). <<

    Yes.

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    what do I sound like a hacker or somthign now?

    Just for my Comp Cleaner program. I am trying to get an easy way of secerly deleteing files.

    (sorry for spelling)

    And I am also refering to msdn file functions.

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