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How do I launch secure empty trash on a mac?

Asked by Hollister0221 (502points) April 16th, 2008 from iPhone
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iwamoto's avatar

again, preferences of the finder, advanced tab

a way for full removing is to hold alt (option) and pressing empty trash

Hollister0221's avatar

so essentially what does that do over just trashing?

iwamoto's avatar

with an unsecure delete, the data is kept on the hard drive, and will be overwritten as time passes on, with a secure delete (wich takes longer) the data is deleted (not sure if it just overwrites the file with 0’s) and will not be able to be recoverd (so for the record, if you accidentally sercurely delete something…no way of getting it back

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