I have a linux/windows dual boot setup. Each OS is run from a different physical HDD. I was in linux and deleted some files from my windows disc. I decided I wanted them back and booted into windows to use a file recovery tool that I have used for many years. The program scans the disc and shows the folders where files have been deleted. In this case it did not highlight the folder from which the newly deleted files had been deleted but it did show others. The result is I was unable to recover the files. I don't understand the intricacies of how computers delete files and wonder if it is impossible to recover the files because they were deleted from the windows disc while I was booted into my linux OS. Can anyone help me understand what is happening in this scenario? The files are not critical and I am not in a panic, I am just curious.