File Shredder App??

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by qwimjim, Mar 9, 2011.

  1. qwimjim macrumors regular

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    I know disk utility has the option to write 0's and 1's 1, 7 or 35 times when formatting a drive. But is there an app or utility that can do this to individual files or free space on a drive so you don't have to format it to permanently delete data? For windows there's fileshredder.org that works really well, anything similar for Osx?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, Disk Utility does that for free space, not just formatting:
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  3. qwimjim thread starter macrumors regular

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  4. uaaerospace macrumors 6502

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    You can also use the Secure Empty trash feature of OS X if you want to securely delete individual files. While in the Finder, go to the Finder menu >> Secure Empty Trash.
     

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