Permanent Delete Function?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by ihparker, Oct 24, 2003.

  1. ihparker
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    macrumors newbie

    Oct 23, 2003
    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.
  2. rainman::|:|
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    macrumors 603


    Feb 2, 2002
    search Mac OS Help (the help menu) for either delete or erase, one of the topics should be what you're looking for.

  3. ihparker
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    thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 23, 2003
    Found It

    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.
  4. reckless_0001
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    macrumors 6502

    Sep 22, 2003
    Under the "Finder" menu there is an option called "Secure Empty Trash".

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