Whats the difference between "empty" and "securely empty" the trash?

Discussion in 'OS X' started by marold280, Dec 27, 2008.

  1. macrumors 6502

    marold280

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    I really have no idea what so ever. i just know that secure empty trash takes longer :S
    thanks
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

    vandozza

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    from the apple KB article - http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=Mac/10.5/en/8279.html

     
  3. macrumors newbie

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    Trash

    Securely delete writes 0s over the files, so it takes longer but it is MUCH safer if ur paranoid. U don't need it unless u are a spy, work with the pentagon or if ur top secret ;)

    K? ;)
     
  4. thread starter macrumors 6502

    marold280

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    cheers man . so ppl that say that mac's are rubbish because if you delete a file it can never be found again are wrong ! :D
    (unless its securely deleted:D)
     
  5. macrumors newbie

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    Correct - u can also use time machine (OSX 10.5) to recover files
     
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    mkrishnan

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    People who say this aren't so much wrong as... erm, oh hell. Normal people consider the ability to permanently delete a file in a way that is irretrievable to be a feature of an operating system....
     

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