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Permanent Delete Function?

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

  1. macrumors newbie

    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. macrumors 603


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

  3. macrumors newbie

    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. macrumors 6502

    Under the "Finder" menu there is an option called "Secure Empty Trash".

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