How to permanently delete files recovered by Disk Drill?

macpokerstars

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Sep 29, 2010
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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
 

mentaluproar

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May 25, 2010
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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
next time you want to empty your trash, hold down command, right click it, then use secure erase. That might help.
 

macpokerstars

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Sep 29, 2010
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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.
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.
 

mentaluproar

macrumors 68000
May 25, 2010
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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.