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    Moving to a new Mac with a time machine backup...
    I know that even after you've deleted something from the trash, it's still retrievable - if only by a few, smart people who know what they're doing. If you move to a new Mac and transfer your data over using Time Machine, are these 'deleted' files accessible on the new Mac, too?

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    Jan 23, 2008
    Keller, Texas
    Late 2013 27" iMac, iPad 3, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 7+, 3 iPods, Sierra
    No. The Time Machine migration method only moves the data not unused or deleted space. However, cloning software (SuperDuper, CCC) will copy and move unused and deleted space - so keep that in mind.

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