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    Feb 04, 2013
    "deleted" images and web page images remain on hard drive.
    I was using Wondershare data recovery for the first time to retrieve some deleted images I accidentally emptied, and it took a long time to scan the hard drive. It came up with over 250,000 images, most of them old web page images and old deleted images that go back quite a while. I searched in Finder for them and none came up. So where are they on the hard drive, and how do I get rid of them? And, I don't use iPhoto, but Bridge instead.

    This is on a late 2010 MacBook Pro with a 500gb HD, and with Snow Leopard on it.

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    Jan 23, 2008
    Keller, Texas
    2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 7+, Numerous iPods, High Sierra
    When files are deleted on your hard drive by the system they're not actually removed. The areas which the files occupied are released to the system to be used over. In order to permanently remove them you would have to overwrite or clear the space they formerly occupied. You can accomplish that by using Disk Utility and select "clear free space".

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    Feb 04, 2013
    Thanks a lot. I'll give it a try.

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