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  1. #1

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    Nov 29, 2009
    empty file in the bin taking too long...please help
    it is just happen recently. It is taking for age to secured empty a file from the bin. Can any one help me with this? that something to do with the setting or my macbook pro has some error and how can i fix this problem?...appreciate any comment...thanks in advance

  2. #2

    Member Since
    Feb 05, 2009
    MBPro15 2.4/4/500 (Mid 09), MBAir13 2.13/4/256 (Late 10)
    is it a large file?

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    Apr 26, 2008
    iPad Pro 12.9 latest iOS
    Nothing needs to be fixed .... Secure Empty Trash takes a long time, depending on the number of files in the trash and the size of the files.

    A fundamental question would be ..... Do you need " Secure Empty Trash " or can you just use " Empty Trash ".

    Cheers ... McBie
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    Member Since
    Nov 29, 2009
    the file is about 4 GB...what is the deferent between secure Empty Trash and Empty Trash?

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    Dec 22, 2006
    Texas, where else?
    15" MBP '06 2.33 C2D 4GB 10.7; 13" MBA '14 1.8 i7 8GB 10.11; 21" iMac '13 2.9 i5 8GB 10.11; 6S
    Secure empty trash overwrites the data which makes it harder/impossible to recover with any tools.

    For most of the stuff we all delete... old unimportant docs, apps we don't want, movie to get rid of, etc.; secure delete is overkill imho. For financial records and other sensitive data, then maybe a good idea.

    You can turn this off by opening Finder - Preferences - Advanced - uncheck Empty trash securely.

    You can still use the Secure empty trash in individual circumstances direct from the Finder menu.
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