harddrive

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by melow71, Feb 25, 2012.

  1. melow71 macrumors member

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    I had some material on my harddrive, music files and such that I wanted to delete, so I erased my harddrive and installed snow leopard fresh and clean. My question is can my harddrive still be "scanned" to see if the files were ever there at all?


    thanks-
     
  2. MrCheeto macrumors 68030

    MrCheeto

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    Nov 2, 2008
    #2
    Yes.

    The directory to these files were destroyed, but not necessarily the files themselves.

    To be safe, just format it and use Security Options to choose the number of complete write-overs you'd like. The more, the more secure and the more time it will take to complete.

    Just use "Erase Free Space"
     

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