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JDmtnbikr 10-16-2008 10:31 PM

Permanently deleting files?
 
Hello there,

I can not figure out how to permanently delete some files. I have Leopard with Time Machine, and a Maxtor Mini 4 External HD. I know the point of time machine is to save everything so you can access it if you lose it accidentally, but is there a way to permanently delete something that was backed up in the past? Someone told me to open Time Machine and right click the file, and choose delete. That doesn't work.

Any other advice?

Thank you!

Santino 10-16-2008 10:48 PM

Think diskutilty has an option to "erase" free space, meaning the program writes over the free space to prevent any data to be recovered.

I dont know how good or trusty it can be, but sure is better than nothing.

lifeafter2am 10-16-2008 10:54 PM

This is what you are looking for:

http://lifeafter2am.net/temp/Picture-1.jpg

JDmtnbikr 10-16-2008 10:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lifeafter2am (Post 741514)
This is what you are looking for:

http://lifeafter2am.net/temp/Picture-1.jpg


Awesome, thank you!

B&O 10-17-2008 12:04 AM

I really need to start using Time machine!


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