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    Erase Free Space Function in disk utility
    Hi.......

    I needed to securely delete all files so I could transfer my laptop. I utilized the erase free space function on my Macbook (OS X 10.4.11) and it hung up on me while I did this. When I rebooted the machine my 300 GB HD that had close to 210 GB free before the "erase free space" function was initialized now has only 2.0 MB of space left. I tried to run the function again (3 times) to see if it would delete a temp file or something and it comes up with the same issue.

    Any advice on how to clean the files off that it wrote so I can free space? I know I have tons of space on this drive but dont want to just start deleting files.

    Any help is appreciated....
    Cheers

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    The file is creates can be located while logged in as the root user you can manually delete them by locating the file under /var/root/Library/Caches/TemporaryItems/ and are sequential variations of the name EFTFile1.sparseimage

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