Secure Empty Trash

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Dimanche, Jun 10, 2008.

  1. Dimanche macrumors newbie

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    I'm a lifelong Windows user, and I just switched to an iMac a few days ago. I want to use Secure Empty Trash (OS X 10.4.8), but Finder cannot find it.

    Thank you for your help.
     
  2. Watabou macrumors 68040

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    As in the menu is not there?

    usually, when you go open the thrash, the menu bar will change to show the Finder menu. Clik on the menu that says "Finder" and you should see Secure Empty Thrash there.
     
  3. Dimanche thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks!


    That was a really fast reply, Watabou. I was looking for it in the window that opens when you click on Finder, not under the Menu. Thanks again :).
     
  4. MrSmith macrumors 68040

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  5. Watabou macrumors 68040

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    No problem. Glad I helped. ;)

    Also this is really helpful too. You see the "Help" menu? Yeah use it. Very helpful to find something on the menu. It will personally direct you with an arrow. For example when there was the Finder menu up, I put in Secure Empty Thrash because I was not quite sure and voila. An arrow showed up sowing me the exact spot. I love OS X. ;D
     
  6. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    It is in the File menu not in the Trash window.
     
  7. paintballer macrumors regular

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    There is also an option in the preferences (⌘+,) to make it the default.
     
  8. MrSmith macrumors 68040

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  9. Eastend macrumors 6502

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    It's the same in Tiger also.
     
  10. MrSmith macrumors 68040

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    In Tiger you can only turn the warning off. You can't make secure trash the default.
     
  11. Dimanche thread starter macrumors newbie

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