My SL MacBook Only Secure Empty Trashes

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by dandaman2, Oct 4, 2009.

  1. dandaman2 macrumors regular

    Aug 18, 2008
    Since I got SL and had a small trashcan, opened it up, and instead of emptying it via dock and just hit the "secure" button in the window out of laziness, every time I empty the trash, it does it securely, which takes a lot of time. I have a very large trash load and don't particularly feel like devoting the full CPU to writing over files I simply don't need anymore (mostly old downloads). Is this a feature? How do I disable it?
  2. angelwatt Moderator emeritus


    Aug 16, 2005
    Finder > Preferences > Advanced tab > uncheck box Empty Trash Securely.
  3. dandaman2 thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 18, 2008

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