View Full Version : Permanent Delete Function?

Oct 24, 2003, 04:54 PM
I installed Panther and so far it feels pretty much like Jaguar with some fun bells and whistles.

The on function I am looking for is the ability to delete files permanently with a writeover. This was touted pre-release, but I cannot find it.

Help is appreciated.

Oct 24, 2003, 05:10 PM
search Mac OS Help (the help menu) for either delete or erase, one of the topics should be what you're looking for.


Oct 24, 2003, 05:16 PM
I found it. It operates differently than I would have thought. You cannot designate one file to be deleted "permanently" and others to be deleted normally. I would have thought a <ctrl> click on an item would have given the option to delete permanently. Instead, you have to choose to empty the trash can permanently by selecting Finder: Secure Empty Trash.

Oct 24, 2003, 05:18 PM
Under the "Finder" menu there is an option called "Secure Empty Trash".