|Accessing the FAT wont do you a lot of good unless you understand exactly how the FAT works. All you will see is a lot of numbers that will mean nothing unless read in conjunction with the directory entry. You can view the directory enter with a sector editor. Win Hex is a good one. although what good it will do you is doubtful. |
If you manually deleted the file then it still exists in the recycle bin. Have you looked there? When a file is deleted it first goes into the recycle bin and is not actually deleted till it is removed from there.