Myth: A file or image cannot be recovered once it has been deleted from a phone, tablet, or computer.

Truth: Even a marginally skilled analyst — or investigator — can recover deleted files. In fraternization, adultery, and sexting cases, if you send someone an illicit text or picture, deleting that file from your phone or computer doesn’t remove it from the other person’s phone or computer. Even files sent through self-destruct programs like Instagram can be recovered.