File Shredder App??

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

  1. qwimjim macrumors regular

    Jan 5, 2011
    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 that works really well, anything similar for Osx?
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Yes, Disk Utility does that for free space, not just formatting:
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  3. qwimjim thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 5, 2011
  4. uaaerospace macrumors 6502

    Feb 15, 2005
    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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