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scoot

 
Member Since: May 30, 2007
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Evening all,

Brand spanking new on here, so please go easy (and please talk in a language I can understand... I'm pretty much IT illiterate!).

I like to think of myself as a fairly 'security concious' person as I'm not the sole user of this Mac, so would appreciate your views on the following.

After every period on the net, I always 'Reset Safari'', and once a week I do a 7-Pass 'Erase Free Space'.

Are these precautions truly effective at destroying deleted files?

Also, I notice when I wake in the morning after starting the 'Erase Free Space' facility that there is a message present warning me that my 'Start-Up Disc is Almost Full'. I normally just acknowledge this - is this the right thing to do? Has the 'Erase' actually completed?
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