Secure delete - Denied!!!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ryans79, Mar 14, 2010.

  1. ryans79 macrumors regular

    Apr 12, 2009
    Hey there!

    Here's my setup:
    OSX on the first partition of my HDD (partition name Mac) and Win7 on second partition (partition called BOOTCAMP)
    but I am not running Win 7 via bootcamp, i am running it via VMFusion which is taking 150 out of 250gigs or partition BOOTCAMP.

    For some reason i copied a few sensitive documents into partition BOOTCAMP, then i moved them to trash when in OSX, then when i go to secure delete it gives me this error:


    (you can click the image to see it full size)

    I then tried going into Win7 to securely delete it from there but Win7 does not seem able to access that partition.

    How do i delete the damn thing?
  2. angelwatt Moderator emeritus


    Aug 16, 2005
    From Terminal,
    sudo srm -m ~/.Trash/*
    This does a 7-pass secure delete of everything (except hidden files) in the trash bin. It will ask for your password, but there will be no feedback as you type, just keep typing it and hit enter.
  3. ryans79 thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 12, 2009
    I'll try it next time, right now i'm just copying all my movies and music there to fill up all the free space with valid files...

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