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OS 10.4 - Trash and External drives

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At the moment when I need to make room on my external HD or a USB drive I have to move the items I want to delete to the trash and then empty the entire trash to get the space I need.

Is there a way to permanently delete items directly from the drive to eliminate the need to empty the trash?

Alternatively, is there a way to permanently delete selected items from the trash without having to empty its entire contents?

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This maybe what you are looking for.

Good luck!!
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be careful with that software as it can be set up to permanently delete items when you drag and drop into the can.
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