How to permanently delete files recovered by Disk Drill?

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  1. macpokerstars macrumors member

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    Hi,

    I have the program Disk Drill that I run on my Mac and it found a number of files that I want to securely erase.

    Since my Mac runs on an SSD, I want to avoid to zero-out my SSD since it will decrease the SSD lifespan and/or speed.

    How can I selectively secure erase some files that have been recovered by Disk Drill?

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. mentaluproar macrumors 68000

    mentaluproar

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    next time you want to empty your trash, hold down command, right click it, then use secure erase. That might help.
     
  3. macpokerstars thread starter macrumors member

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    Hi there,
    Thanks for your response.
    Yes, I do that but I used not to in the past, and I would like to know if I can somehow get rid of them after they have been recovered by Disk Drill.
     
  4. mentaluproar macrumors 68000

    mentaluproar

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    Disk utility has an erase free space function, but I can't get it to work. You may need to boot into recovery mode to use it.
     

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