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I'm trying to delete some files off of my external hard drive and while I threw some in the trash bin. I'm trying to secure empty trash and so far the file count is almost 400,000. I deleted some old backups and some other items. I'm doing this because I have a 500Gb HD but I only have 159 gb left. I don't really have much on the drive. Am I deleting these files properly

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Mate have a read of THIS, as you might get a better explanation than i can gabble out lol

But as it is you are doing it ok and it will take quite a while to do if yo use Secure Empty. The article explains why

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thanks tattooed, it's worrying me because it was well over 500K before I stopped it...i just need to find a way to empty the trash from my harddrive

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Why dont you boot up from your HD then Empty trash ??

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I did use TM but I did a HD erase using disk utility and i'm just putting all of my music and movies back on it. I'll do another backup as soon as this is done

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"Secure" empty trash is COMPLETELY unnecessary for this and adds HOURS to the process. Just empty the trash in the normal way. Life's short.
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tried that too...just formatted it...

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