How to shred files?

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by dcaccount, Dec 30, 2015.

  1. dcaccount macrumors regular

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    #1
    Hello,

    after the removal of the Safe empty bin, what is the best way to shred a file with an SSD hard drive? I am running El Capitain with 512 SSD.

    Thanks,
    daniele
     
  2. fisherking macrumors 603

    fisherking

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    click once on the file, hit command-option-delete, then select delete. gone, forever!
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

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    Just empty the trash bin. unlike hard drives, SSDs don't just delete the reference to the file but the actual file is removed. There's no need to securely delete a file on a SSD
     
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