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    Delete files in empty space

    I just scanned my Macbook pro harddrive using a Data rescue software and i saw that there were a lot of files i deleted long long back still turning up and i could recover the same if i wanted

    That would mean that they are somewhere on the drive right.. is ther any way i can delete them cos basically its sensitive stuff and i wouldn want anyone accessing it in anyway not even data rescue...


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    Jan 23, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas
    27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, iPhone 6+, 3 iPods, El Capitan
    Boot with your install DVD and use Disk Utility to wipe free space. It will give you a choice of how many passes. Be aware, however, if you choose 3 or more passes and the drive has lots of free space, it can take a considerable length of time to complete.

    And one more tip: Before doing the above, make a backup of your hard drive.

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