Posted 11 June 2007 - 11:21 AM
All print jobs, on servers, mainframes or PC's go through a spool file. In theory if on a local PC, if the PC had not been turned off, or had anything printed, it might be possible to recover the deleted file from the spool file. Practically speaking, I don't know of any software this side of Langley, Va to do that.On a corporate system - emails are now by law retained almost forever. (Sarbanes-Oxley, or as we refer to it SOX). The corporate IT gang would have to do that.Yahoo, since it came off their server - may have it, again as part of the legal requirements, but the time frame is uncertain, and the process of acquiring it is even more uncertain, unless it was important to a legal case.From the printer, those printers that have any memory to speak of would have overwritten it if another print job had come along, or if the printer had been turned off, it would have been erased - printer has volitile memory. That's how you clear garbage when it starts printing - you turn it off to restart it.